And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and will offer in his tent sacrifices with shouts of joy. (Psalm 27:6)
Though Psalm 27 is a confident confession of the Lord’s deliverance in the time of trouble; when I read Verse 6 I thought first of Jesus on the cross. There, his head was lifted up above his enemies camped all around. God did not hide him in the day of his trouble. Instead of being his light and salvation there was darkness and deliverance into the hands of his enemies. His cries were not answered. Though Jesus sought the face of his heavenly Father, his father turned away in anger, for Jesus, who knew no sin had become sin for us. He was cast off and forsaken in order that God be the stronghold, light and salvation of our life. We now live under the shelter of God’s tent. Because of Jesus sacrifices we have reason so sing and make melody to the Lord. We can bring our sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving with shouts of joy.