Our call to worship this week is Psalm 50:1-6.

“The Mighty One, God, the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to where it sets. From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth. Our God comes and will not be silent; a fire devours before him, and around him a tempest rages. He summons the heavens above, and the earth, that he may judge his people: “Gather to me this consecrated people, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice.” And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for he is a God of justice.”

This Psalm tells of God’s power and might. He is the Creator, and all things came into being according to His will. Without Him, there is nothing.

This Psalm also speaks of God’s desire to reclaim us from the evil into which we have fallen and bring us to Himself. God made us in His own likeness, His intent was for us to be part of Him, eternally connected. We have strayed from Him and His purpose for us.

However, the Almighty loved us so much that He was willing to come to be with us, to be one of us, and suffer what we have brought upon ourselves in order to show us the way back to Him. God reaches out to all of us every day. Hear His call on your life and accept the gift and the responsibility He gives you, that you may be part of His work now and forever.

Loving Lord, we are humbled at the efforts You make to save us from ourselves. Help us to turn to You in faith and live as You intended. Amen.

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