Reading: Psalm 146: 5-10
We love a good story. Good stories make us feel better, they help us to remember significant and important events in our history and in our lives. A good story can teach us much as well. And a good story is one that is told over and over again. The audience is just as excited to hear a good story as they were when they first heard it.
Psalm 146 is a good story, maybe even a great story. This Psalm would have been as well known as “Amazing Grace” is today. The Israelites would have sung this story over and over again – they would have known it by heart. It would have been sung in worship, as one made dinner or plowed the field, as one walked along the road. It would have been taught to children when they were very young. It would have been sung or at least been on the minds of many as they neared drawing their last breath.
The words of Psalm 146 can make one feel better. These words help recall significant and important events. The words teach much about faith and about God. Hear again the words! Blessed us he whose help, whose hope is in the Lord. God is the maker of heaven and earth. The Lord upholds the cause of the oppressed and frustrates the ways of the wicked. The Lord our God gives good to the hungry, sets prisoners free, gives sight to the blind. Our Father sustains the orphan and the widow. The Lord reigns forever!
What a story Psalm 146 shares! It is a good, good story. May we share the story today and tomorrow and the day after that and…