Friday, May 27, 2011

Say So!-DD 5/27/2011

"Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so," Ps 107:1-2

In southern congregations there is a call and response where one person says, "God is good" and another says "All the time!" Then the caller says, "And all the time," to which the respondent replies, "God is good!"

Truly, God has been good to us all and that, all the time. No matter what our current condition, we experience His goodness in ways that we take so for granted, we don't even notice. An asthmatic knows not to take for granted the simple act of breathing freely. A person limited in their sight does not take for granted the rising of the sun. A truly hungry person savors every single morsel. Think about the buffet we toss out in the garbage.

Beloved, we are the children of God. We should spend every moment of our lives reveling in that fact. Our adoption into His family is the greatest thing that has happened to us. More, we should spend ample amounts of time telling others about His goodness and the availability of their own adoption. Think about how we joyfully share the news of relatively much lesser blessings like promotions, closing on homes or children's graduations.

We have been truly and wondrously blessed. To all who will listen, let the redeemed of the Lord say so!

Loving Like Jesus,


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