Let us welcome 2023 with Praise and Thanksgiving

The psalm 148 for today is one of the many beautiful Psalms of Praise and
Thanksgiving. The author is unknown, but he composed this Psalm with the
theme that all creations are gathered to praise and worship the Lord. One of the
bible commentators put it in a beautiful description –

“All creation is like a majestic symphony or a great choir composed of many harmonious parts that
together offer up songs of praise to the Lord. Each part (independent, yet part of
the whole) is caught up and carried along in swelling tides of praise. This is a
picture of how we as believers should praise God – individually, yet as part of the
great choir of believers worldwide. Are you singing your part well in the worldwide
choir of praise?”

This is a beautiful analogy of how the creations take part in
praising God. No one is left out, everyone is responsible in praising and
worshipping God. As we commence our journey in this new year of 2023, we are
reminded of our responsibility and priority to Praise & Worship God wherever
we go and whatever we do. Let us speak together with the Prophet Isaiah today,
“I will tell of the Lord’s unfailing love; I praise him for all he has done for us.
He has richly blessed the people of Israel because of his mercy and constant love.”

Let us begin our journey by acknowledging the unfailing love of God and what
he has done for us last year, and what he is providing for us in our journey into
the future. Happy New Year Everyone!!! Grace & Peace, Rev Maile