Glad songs of salvation are in the tents of the righteous: “The right hand of the Lord does valiantly, the right hand of the Lord exalts, the right hand of the Lord does valiantly!” I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord. The Lord has disciplined me severely, but he has not given me over to death. Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous shall enter through it！ I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.
Psalm 118: 15-21 ESV
I love going to Disneyland! It is just so magical everywhere in the park. As soon as you enter the gates, you’ll see your favorite Disney characters and hear the joyful sound of music. It is the happiest place on earth! That is how it draws so many visitors there every day, regardless how many times the admission fee was increased. In recent years, I found out about their Magic morning early admission option. It is a special option included in some packages or you can purchase a separate ticket to enjoy the early admission. Many favor this perk because it allows them to get in the gates of the magic kingdom sooner, and they can enjoy the popular attractions with a smaller crowd before the park opens.
“Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.” Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.” (Psalm 118:18-19)
Praise the Lord for opening His gates! Gates that Jesus triumphantly entered, and gates that lead to a kingdom that is way more magical, joyful, and wonderful than the happiest place on earth! No admission will be able to be paid for with one’s money or deeds; and no special admission options are available either. For admission is already paid in full by the precious blood of Jesus Christ! Invitation was graciously sent out to all! Everyone who receives the ticket and enters the gates will be welcomed by the Father with wide open arms, and joins the joyful singing of glad songs of salvation! Praise the Lord for His mighty work by His right hand and His perfect salvation! Truly glad songs of salvation are in the tent of the righteous! I pray that more will receive the invite from the Lord, and join the joyful singing in His kingdom! Glory to Him in the highest!
Dear Lord, thank you and praise you for your perfect salvation! Thank you for bringing me and welcoming me in your kingdom! I pray for those around me who have not accepted your invitation. May you also open their hearts and see this beautiful kingdom that you’ve prepared for those who have received. Amen!