“Our God”

This weeks meditation:  “Our God”
Read: Psalm 95:1-7

Worship is usually viewed as that time when the gathered body of believers come together to sing, pray, read scriptures, and hear the Word of God proclaimed.  We value those times and they truly are a wonderful confirmation of God’s presence among us.

But the Psalmist in this passage seems to take worship a step further.  He seems to proclaim God’s goodness and majesty as a personal confirmation that He is loved, cared for, and led by the creator and ruler of the universe.  Do you ever stop and pause in your day to realize that?

God loves you so much that he sent His Son Jesus Christ into the world for you personally.  The one who made you, made the world, made the universe, and still rules over it, cared enough about you to save you from the sins and death of this world.

I love it in verse 7 when he says, “He is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.”  When our world goes through the pain and struggles of earthquakes, tsunami’s, and wars it is comforting to know that God is still sovereign and someday will fully redeem this fallen world to His perfect kingdom.

While we wait for that day, we can stand assured that he has redeemed our lives and saved us from our sins when we come before Jesus with repentant hearts.  We don’t understand all of the things that go on in our world but someday we may.

Until then we can rest in the truth that spiritually we are saved and physically we have Christ to walk through life with us and help us when we face the uncertainties of this world.  May his peace and his power be with you in whatever you are facing this week!

Make it personal:  Take a moment today to pause and speak the words of the Psalmist to God.  “Let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.”  His presence and your praise could make all the difference in your day and your week!

Blessings in your week,
Glen Rhodes, Minister of Discipling and Community Life

Arthur Mennonite Church