the majesty of God

The royal wedding of Harry and Meghan is over. It was a lot of pomp and pageantry, exquisite dress and formality. Polls show about 29 million Americans tuned in to watch the wedding on TV. Majesty, kingship, and lordship are “other-worldliness” to our American ears, but very real in the UK and other countries. There is an unapproachable, untouchable quality to kings and queens, princes and princesses, dukes and duchesses, and it gives us a view into the majesty of God.

What do we know of God? What of His majesty? We think in terms of the reign of God, or God as king. God is not like us – weak, small, limited. God is eternal, strong, the source of truth and life, wisdom, justice and righteousness. He is unlimited and never changing. And He is majesty. The Lord is robed in majesty and glorious splendor. Peter and the apostles were eyewitnesses to His Majesty, in Jesus. We must not have small thoughts of God. Although He is loving and personal, we must remember His kingship, His reign, His majesty. Just as Prince Harry is treated “high above,” God in His majesty deserves no less, and definitely more.

Indeed, God’s majesty makes Him incomparable. His tasks of creation cannot be measured, the nations have no power against him. Our world stands small next to him, its rulers are of nothing. Even the vast and infinite stars are known to Him by name, and none are out of place. Behold, the God of majesty, the majesty of God!

Jesus is the majesty of God. Hebrews 1:2-4 tells us, “He is the Son, the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.” Do you know Jesus, the majesty of God?

We must have big and great thoughts, majestic thoughts, about God. We need to wait upon the Lord in our quiet times of prayer and ponder on His majesty. We will find our strength renewed. We will be encouraged in the hard times. He does not abandon nor forsake His people whom He loves. When we despair, we can reflect and be reminded of His majesty, and find hope.