We have reached the letter G for Alphabet Wednesday. Thank you to the Alphabet Wednesday Team for keeping us going.
How about some Royal Gates? These were taken at Buckingham Palace in September of 2013 which happen to be in Great Britain.
Whenever I see mighty Gates like these I think of Psalm 100 in the Bible. This is the portion I think of, verses 4 and 5.
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.”
Do you think that there’s real gold in these royal gates? Maybe someone from Great Britain can tell us.
How about a Guinness? Notice the golden harp.
Hope your day is full of good things, good news, good food, and good thoughts!
23 thoughts on “G is For…”
Golden gates?:) What great photos you took Ellen. I’m not a beer drinker, but like the harp on the Guinness glass.
the gates are unmistakably royal in appearance. the guinness is a bonus.
great looking gates
Love that first gate picture!!! Awesome — “Enter His Gate” — I love the word picture that phrase conjures.
Thank you for this grand post! I love that psalm. The gates look really great.All photos are gorgeous.
Wil, ABCW Team.
I think of Biblical gates too. Psalm 24, used in Handel’s Messiah: Psalm 24:7-10
King James Version (KJV)
7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.
Great post here! Love your photos – at first I thought those gates were from Kensington Palace, but then realized I was wrong. Not an ale drinker, but love your photo.
Great shots of the royal gates and the guiness looks like just what I need right now. Carver, ABC-W
Anything related to Great Britain gets my vote!
Re: hiking in the Santa Monicas–do you remember WHEN you hiked there? What month? I know I did a long hike in the same area around the same time and I can’t find the photos to compare the vegetation then and now.
I’ll have to see if I can track down the post I most likely did about it…
Good job with the G’s! Great shot of the gates!!
Those Golden Gates in Great Britain are so beautiful!! Perfect “G” post Ellen! What a great trip that was!
Referring to Roger Green’s comment – Matt Redman, a contemporary British singer has an awesome (modern) version of ” the everlasting gates” in this psalm.
I have a lot of Matt Redman’s cd’s , I’ll have to see if that song is on one of them. He and Chris Tomlin are 2 of my favorites…
I think it’s called King of glory” but the song I actually had in mind is from “Delirious?” Happy to meet someone who loves Matt Redman:)
I remember trying Guinness for the first (and last) time – I could hardly finish the pint!
Those gates are so majestic. What I liked best was your closing wish for all of us. Thanks and hope you have a great week too.
They are very impressive gates to be sure! Wonder about that gold…
I have almost the same pictures of this gate !
Despite visiting London numerous times I have never made the trip to Buckingham Palace and those gorgeous gates you show. To balance out my omission I have had a Guinness or two!
What a coincidence…those gates look EXACTLY like the ones leading to our driveway! 🙂 🙂 😉
Well I wouldn’t doubt that for a minute! 🙂