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Weds 25th March - Psalm 8

Psalm 8

1 Lord, our Lord,
     how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory
     in the heavens.
2 Through the praise of children and infants
     you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
     to silence the foe and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens,
     the work of your fingers,
     the moon and the stars,
     which you have set in place,
4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
     human beings that you care for them?

5 You have made them a little lower than the angels
     and crowned them with glory and honour.
6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
     you put everything under their feet:
7 all flocks and herds,
     and the animals of the wild,
8 the birds in the sky,
     and the fish in the sea,
     all that swim the paths of the seas.

9 Lord, our Lord,
     how majestic is your name in all the earth!

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This psalm begins with praise and ends with praise. It’s just in these times, the middle bit that we now live in that isn’t so great for some.

But have you stopped and heard more birds singing because there is less traffic? Have you looked to the stars and seen so many more because pollution is easing? Can you breathe easier because the air is cleaner?

In these times, some say nature is reclaiming the earth. Yes it’s easy to be full of praise for the glory of God’s creation when you see the countryside, the sea, a glorious sunrise, a flower or flock of birds but creation’s brilliance is easy to forget when you are unable to rest because your mind is filled with worries and anxieties.

However, it is not creation we worship but the Creator.

And in these times, you don’t have to look around to experience the joy of the glory of God because in His great love and mercy he sent his Son Jesus Christ to us. So in these times, don’t be overwhelmed by the current crisis, be overwhelmed at the vastness of God’s greatness, beauty and love.

Turn to Christ, open the scriptures, speak to someone who knows, look at all the resources popping up now we are in ‘lock-down’ because his glory never fades, his goodness never ends.

As it says in Isaiah 45:22, “Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.”

So in these times, when we know that in Christ we have been transformed into a new creation, what else is there to say but, "Lord our Lord, how
majestic is your name in all the earth!"


Daily Readings

Thursday 26th March - Psalm 9

Friday 27th March - Psalm 10

Saturday 28th March - Psalm 11

Sunday 29th March - Psalm 12

Monday 30th March - Psalm 13

Tuesday 31st March - Psalm 14


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