God has been so good to us during the past year, even if our jobs, our associates and our bodies have stressed us more than they’ve blessed us.
We know we’ve been treated better than we deserve. If God hadn’t been merciful, we’d have been destroyed long ago because that’s what our sins deserve.
The fact is that we’ve been shown favor in the form of people who have cared about us, bodies that have not encountered fatal illnesses and we’ve had some form of income or provision so that we could have food, housing, clothing and even a few wants.
God IS worthy to be praised!
All the hope you and I have rests in Him.
That’s why I was so moved by the words of Psalm 150:3-6 as I read them on this last day of 2012:
Praise Him with a blast of the ram’s horn;
praise Him with the lyre and harp!
Praise Him with the tambourine and dancing;
praise Him with strings and flutes!
Praise Him with a clash of cymbals;
praise Him with loud clanging cymbals.
Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord!
I doubt that you will be a one-man band next Sunday at church, playing a lyre, harp, tambourine, flute and cymbals, all while dancing before the Lord.
You do have breath, though, and so you should sing praises to the Lord. As should I.
Perhaps you can’t play an instrument. But you can sing in a way that pleases God, even if your voice never makes it to the platform.
Sing loud, my friend. Why? Because God’s love for you is loud enough for all to notice.
As always, I love you