On Wednesday night at staff worship, someone read from this passage and it so moved me that I just had to share it.
A psalm of David.
1 Ascribe to the LORD, O mighty ones,
ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
2 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;
worship the LORD in the splendor of his [a] holiness.
3 The voice of the LORD is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the LORD thunders over the mighty waters.
4 The voice of the LORD is powerful;
the voice of the LORD is majestic.
5 The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars;
the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf,
Sirion [b] like a young wild ox.
7 The voice of the LORD strikes
with flashes of lightning.
8 The voice of the LORD shakes the desert;
the LORD shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
9 The voice of the LORD twists the oaks [c]
and strips the forests bare.
And in his temple all cry, "Glory!"
10 The LORD sits [d] enthroned over the flood;
the LORD is enthroned as King forever.
11 The LORD gives strength to his people;
the LORD blesses his people with peace.
Read over it again and just meditate on the awesome power in the voice of the Lord. I really believe in the Lord's power and tonight (Friday) was another example. We had high school outreach in the youth room at the school and as I huddled with some of my favorite high school folks, I just kept feeling an overwhelming sense of love.
With the same voice the Lord spoke us into existence, He also calls us to Himself out of His abounding love. And with the same voice that spoke the parable of the good samaritan, He calls us to love one another as He loves us and gave Himself up for us.
God really showed His grace when He allowed us to love. To look at someone else and feel so moved by the compassion in your heart... it's like no other feeling on earth.
After the outreach tonight, we went to a student's house ... they tried to teach us meringue, I tried to teach them a few breakdancing moves... we took pictures, laughed, and just plain delighted in each other. I can't believe how much I love them!
Blessed Be His Name!