Our call to worship this week is Psalm 22:25-31.

From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly; before those who fear you I will fulfill my vows. The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the Lord will praise him— may your hearts live forever! All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him, for dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations. All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go down to the dust will kneel before him— those who cannot keep themselves alive. Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord. They will proclaim his righteousness, declaring to a people yet unborn: He has done it!

This psalm tells us God is bigger and better than anything we can possibly achieve or imagine for ourselves. Praising Him as our Creator is not just our duty, it should also be our joy. It speaks of the need to share His wonders with “a people yet unborn” (v. 31), not just our descendants but everyone, everywhere.

From the beginning it was His plan to bring us together to be His beloved children. God wants all people to know His love and care, and to be part of His plan for salvation. This is the reason for offering our praise and worship!

Connecting to Him individually is our personal responsibility. Helping others find and rejoice in that connection is our responsibility too. Let us all praise the Lord for His wonderful gifts to us and His everlasting love which unites us.

Gracious God, we are Your people and to You we offer our thanks for life itself. Bless us to continue sharing Your love always and everywhere. Amen.

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