A Well-Ordered Throne

"And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne" (Rev. 4:2).

The coronation of King George III in 1760 was a comedy of errors. First, it started late. Then it was discovered that there were no chairs for the king and queen to sit on! Most embarrassing was the horse, which had been trained to walk backwards from the king so as not to insult His Majesty with its rear end. However, the confused nag actually entered the hall backward and reversed all the way to the king's table. Fortunately, no picture was made of this faux pas.

Now look at the divine snapshot of God's glorious throne in Revelation chapter four. Nothing is forgotten. No clumsy animal antics to mess things up. In short, nothing goes wrong. In the chaos and confusion of Satan's blunders on earth, God's throne was the very picture of well-ordered perfection.

Read Psalm 2, where the world's angry little rulers are comic relief to the King of Kings. "He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh..." (v.4). Yes, we can relax, even laugh, with God running the show!

O King! Bowing before your throne, I consider your glorious perfections, and trust you all the more. Amen!