Let us praise God for his continued faithfulness in our lives.
Our lives will be a song of sincere love towards God and others, a stream of worship that elevates our lives from mere performances of humankind to daily and intentional displays of Christ’s love for and towards God and our neighbor.
This world of ours can be a harsh and merciless place to live out our winter days. The darkness that surrounds can be discouraging and disheartening. The shadows are long and hope can be lean. Still we are called to return to the waters where we have known God’s glory.
Daily Scripture TextsPsalm 148Proverbs 8:22-311 John 5:1-12
This summer, I spent time sitting at a dog beach in western Michigan. I set up a comfortable spot for myself and watched as my housemates played fetch …
The poet who gave us Psalm 140 is an orchestral conductor ringing out praise from the music set before him by bringing in, on cue, all the heavenly tenors, the sun, moon, and stars; those beastly basses too, sea creatures and mountain crags; and the regal sopranos, kings and queens over all the earth; even a gadzillion preschoolers.
When God satisfied Hannah’s desires, she entrusted them back to God. How could someone who prayed in anguish for a child now offer a prayer of praise in giving her son back to the LORD?