Sunday, November 27, 2011

Advent - November 27

Psalm 146, 147

“Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!”

The first day of Advent, coming the Sunday after Thanksgiving in the United States, begins with a cry of praise in Psalm 146 and continues through Psalm 147. Both Psalms begin and end with the same exultant cry, “Praise the Lord!” Both call us to focus on God’s daily involvement in our personal lives as well as the live of the broader world.

What could be more right than to call us into a reflection of all that God does for us at the start of the church year? We have just completed the different seasons and recognized significant events in the Church’s history, now it is time to start again.

It is time to review. It is time to rejoice. It is time to revive.

It is time to praise. Let us remember the God who provided for us from the beginning of time and continues to provide for us. We are never outside his consideration.

Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord, O my soul!