“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you. Happy are the people who know the festal shout, who walk, O LORD, in the light of your countenance; they exult in your name all day long, and extol your righteousness. For you are the glory of their strength; by your favor our horn is exalted. For our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel” (Psalm 89:14-18).
Generations come and go, as the processional of transformed people—the sons and daughters of the Almighty—take their place in the congregation of the faithful. We read the Psalm, consider its truthfulness before us, and remain in reverent awe of the faithfulness of God in the lives of everyday people—all over the world and throughout all ages.