Sunday, July 10, 2011

Chariots of Clouds

The Ascension hymn calls us to see the Lord "riding on the clouds His chariot, to His heavenly palace gate." I had always thought that was a reference to the Ascension story in Acts where the disciples looked up into the sky until a cloud hid Him from their sight.

But you know what???
It's more than that!

Look at Psalm 104:3 --
He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters,
who makes the clouds His chariot,
who walks on the wings of the wind.

Christopher Wordsworth was weaving language from the Psalter in amongst his biblical imagery as he was speaking forth lovely doctrinal points too. Now, THAT is the way hymns ought to be!

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