“Praise the Lord.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.” Psalm 106:1
“Praise the Lord.” Praise God! Sing hallelujah to His great name. “Praise the Lord!”
Take a moment and just let those words roll around in your mind.
Speak those words out loud. “PRAISE THE LORD!”
In this dark hour when so many have died, when illness surrounds us like a raging inferno, “PRAISE THE LORD!” What more can we do, but praise the Lord?
Jesus came to us, a child in an uncertain world with a death sentence on His head, yet He came. Praise the Lord.
In His ministry and life, He taught that we are to love one another as God our Father has loved us. There is no limit to our Father’s love. In message after message, parable after parable, the story rings true. We are the children of a loving and caring god, who will never desert us. Praise the Lord!
When we study scripture, we see a picture painted for us. A picture of what was meant to be. God wishes to reside with us. In the garden He walked “in the cool of the evening” with Adam and Eve. To the children of Israel, He went before them as a cloud of fire and a pillar of smoke. As our risen Savior, He touches our hearts and mends our spirits.
Our God is unique. He is present and He very much wants us to be present with Him. The fog of this world gathers in our eyes and our hearts blindly reach out, lusting for something we do not understand, until we praise the Lord.
Our God has never left us. In the fire and smoke of life we may choke and gasp, but He is right there beside us, guiding us home to Him. Jesus leads the way through the cross. It is through His righteousness that we know God is good. And God is incredibly good.
Even today, as we taste the bitterness of death around us, He is here now. The Spirit is guiding us to a place away from darkness and death into new life. When we open our throats and sing out in praise, our God is stirred and continues to build a new kingdom around us. Praise the Lord!
Oh, child of God, do not despair, we are never too far away from the loving embrace of the Father.
Breath in his love.
Breath in His graciousness.
Breath in His loving forgiveness.
Breath in His mighty power and sing out in a loud voice. “Praise the Lord!”
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