Monday, November 22, 2010

Message from Jim Koan, Superintendent

My Dear Colleagues and Friends,

1 Praise the LORD.
How good it is to sing praises to our God,
how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem;
he gathers the exiles of Israel.
3 He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
4 He determines the number of the stars
and calls them each by name.
5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
his understanding has no limit.
6 The LORD sustains the humble
but casts the wicked to the ground.
7 Sing to the LORD with grateful praise;
make music to our God on the harp.
8 He covers the sky with clouds;
he supplies the earth with rain
and makes grass grow on the hills.
9 He provides food for the cattle
and for the young ravens when they call.
10 His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse,
nor his delight in the legs of the warrior;
11 the LORD delights in those who fear him,
who put their hope in his unfailing love. Psalm 147

OK, now go back and read it again. I can’t think of a better way to start this week of Thanksgiving than with Psalm 147. It is chocked full, like a turkey full of dressing, with vivid and poignant reminders of God’s power to protect, of God’s pleasure in providing, of God’s worth of our worship.

Do you really want to be the cause of God’s delight – to be the one who puts a smile on His face - then be the one who fears (reveres) Him, be the one puts his hope in Him.

Go ahead and take God at His Word when He says “I will never leave you nor forsake you”, when He says “I have loved you with an everlasting love.”

Go ahead and trust Him for the ‘bread’ you need this day and for the grace you need for the next. And let’s not forget to thank Him.

PS: Don’t forget to join with the PCUS community in a Prayer, Praise and Worship Service tonight at 7:00pm in the Light and Life Sanctuary.

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