Psalm 36:5-9 New International Version (NIV)
5 Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the skies.
6 Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
your justice like the great deep.
You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.
7 How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
8 They feast on the abundance of your house;
you give them drink from your river of delights.
9 For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light we see light.
A Word of Hope
We have made it through Lent to Holy Week. Hopefully we have opened the door to our hearts and learned about our inner selves and the way we can best live out our faith. Services this week will lead us to the cross on Good Friday and the empty cross of East Sunday.
Our small group for Lent discussed things that block us from a closer walk with God. And we talked about things from our past and how to unload those things so we can move forward unencumbered.
This Psalm is a praise of faithfulness. We can make this our anthem as we continue our life even after Lent. We can live out our part of helping people find refuge and pass along our Joy.
Don’t let the joy and excitement of Easter fade away. Let’s continue being Easter people all year. Remember to smile at the lonely and overlooked. Remember to help shelter animals in distress. Remember to help Dallas Hope Charities feed, house, and care for those who can’t help themselves.
Church doesn’t just happen on Easter Sunday. It doesn’t just happen on other Sundays. Church happens every time you make a difference in ONE person’s life! Or as the scripture says, “people and animals.”
God, Your love reaches to the heavens. It reaches to the Earth as well. We thank you for your grace to people and animals. We sing Psalms of praise to you as we live our lives as resurrected people in a world of need.