Good morning, Faith family:

Psalm 145:3-7 says—

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds. They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness”

When we read this, we naturally think of God’s mighty work of creation. But His greater work is His work of salvation, specifically raising Jesus from death. His very specific awesome work in you and me is turning our stubborn hearts toward Him and saving us.

The Psalmist says that one generation will commend God’s work to another, and then he says he will meditate on God’s great works. Medidate on how you became a believer, and the amazing work God did in your heart. How did the generation of your parents commend God’s works to you, so that you believed? Tell God this and thank Him.

He ends this passage with the assertion that each generation will celebrate and sing joyfully. Let’s set aside our focus on the COVID-19 crisis this weekend, and instead focus on celebrating God’s abundant goodness of salvation, and specifically the righteousness that comes to us because God was satisfied with Jesus’ sin payment and raised Him from the dead. Let’s enter into this celebration with joyful singing this Easter Sunday morning as we gather for worship.

Many blessings,

Pastor Jon