Our scripture this morning is Psalms 145:1-7.
I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you, and praise your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall laud your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. The might of your awesome deeds shall be proclaimed, and I will declare your greatness. They shall celebrate the fame of your abundant goodness, and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
In this psalm we hear the glory of God proclaimed repeatedly in different ways. We are called to offer Him our thanks and praise continually. That may seem difficult to do in our hectic, distracted world.
While the world at the time of this psalm might seem simpler to us, I’m sure there were things in their lives that were as challenging as those we face today. God was waiting for them just as He does for us now, wanting to be part of our lives in everything we do. His love never leaves us, and we are blessed by his continuous presence.
Taking time to be aware that He is with us is essential and will bless our daily living. Making God part of all we do strengthens our connection with Him and with each other. May we echo the psalm “Every day I will bless you, and praise your name forever and ever!”
Gracious God, we are humbled that You want to be with us and bless us always. May we be Your people in all we say and do. Amen.