O Key of David

Today the church musters the cry, “O come, Clavis David,” or, ”Come, Key of David!”

This obscure reference to Isaiah 22 is actually a striking image as the prophet tells humanity that from David’s unlikely royal line justice would be unlocked and unleashed upon the world.

“O come O Key of David, come,
Open wide our heavenly home.
Make safe the way that lead on high,
And close the path of misery.”

Or, in other words, enflesh the fervent prayer spoken nightly by so many and make, “on earth as it is in heaven” more than vapid “hopes and dreams.”

Art: Power of Freedom by Abed Alem

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