1/25/21

Our call to worship for the week is Psalm 111:1-5.

Praise the Lord. I will extol the Lord with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly. Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them. Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever. He has caused his wonders to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and compassionate. He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.

In this Psalm we offer God our praise and thanks for all He has done for us. It speaks of His love and His wonderful works. He created us and all that is and wants to be a constant part of our lives.

That’s the amazing thing, “He remembers his covenant forever” (v. 5). Even when we turn away, His promise is still there for those who would repent and return to Him. He isn’t just waiting for us, He comes seeking us. The old hymn says “what wondrous love is this, oh my soul”!

God’s love for us is never ending and He is always ready to receive us back into connection. However, it is up to us to accept His offer of grace and mercy by confessing our failure and living changed lives. God is as close as our next breath, eager to welcome us as His children.

Loving Lord, we stumble and fall because we are willful people. Help us to see the error of our ways and the joy of returning to You. Amen.

Published by Pastor Doug

UMC pastor, Retired USAF, husband, father, grandfather

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