Our call to worship this week is Psalm 138.
I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise. I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame. When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me. May all the kings of the earth praise you, Lord, when they hear what you have decreed. May they sing of the ways of the Lord, for the glory of the Lord is great. Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me. The Lord will vindicate me; your love, Lord, endures forever— do not abandon the works of your hands.
Psalms tell a variety of stories, sharing our hopes and fears, the full range of human emotions. These verses give praise to God for His greatness and His love, and that He never forgets His people. He made us for a purpose.
In verse 6 we hear one of His most wonderful attributes, “Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar”. God didn’t create and leave, He is aware of what goes on and active in His creation. God wants to be connected to us eternally and has taught us faith by His love.
Our task is to love God and each other and share the joy we know through this relationship. It is up to us to spread the truth of our Maker to everyone, showing that a life in Him is the only way to be saved. God made us in His image, it is up to us to show the world we are His.
Heavenly Father, we give You praise and thanks for Your wonderful care. You made all things and call us to share Your blessings in all we do. May we be the servants You send into Your world to care for others. Amen.