A Daily Dose of Good News
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
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Good morning everybody! How are you? This is Vicar Sara with our Daily Dose of Good News. It is June 16 and I’m talking to you from an airport parking garage- which I didn’t know is where I was going to be at this morning, but it kind of suits the text. So, I’m going to read Psalm 105:1-11 and then 37-45. So here we go:
O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name,
make known his deeds among the peoples.
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell of all his wonderful works.
Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
Seek the Lord and his strength;
seek his presence continually.
Remember the wonderful works he has done,
his miracles, and the judgments he has uttered,
O offspring of his servant Abraham,
children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
He is the Lord our God;
his judgments are in all the earth.
He is mindful of his covenant forever,
of the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,
the covenant that he made with Abraham,
his sworn promise to Isaac,
which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute,
to Israel as an everlasting covenant,
saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan
as your portion for an inheritance.”
Then he brought Israel out with silver and gold,
and there was no one among their tribes who stumbled.
Egypt was glad when they departed,
for dread of them had fallen upon it.
He spread a cloud for a covering,
and fire to give light by night.
They asked, and he brought quails,
and gave them food from heaven in abundance.
He opened the rock, and water gushed out;
it flowed through the desert like a river.
For he remembered his holy promise,
and Abraham, his servant.
So he brought his people out with joy,
his chosen ones with singing.
He gave them the lands of the nations,
and they took possession of the wealth of the peoples,
that they might keep his statutes
and observe his laws.
Praise the Lord!
Here ends the reading. So today, I loved that this text is about generation after generation, whether it’s Abraham or Isaac or Jacob, and how God’s blessings are in abundance. God led them out of Egypt with silver and gold. He gave them quail to eat and water from the rock. He was with them, always, through generations, through space and through time, giving them the land of Canaan as their inheritance. So I thought today, it might be fun for you to take a few minutes in all the rushing around that we do, going from place to place, whether that’s traveling and running errands and going to the airport, or whether that’s sitting at home quietly; to take a few moments and remember the blessings and the gifts that God has shown you- through space and through time. Maybe through generations. Maybe through the gifts God has lavished upon you. And so, to spend a few moments and to write those down. That’s one of the things I think is great about the Bible. It’s a written record of the stuff God has done. I think it’s really helpful because then you can refer back to that during times that are more difficult and remember all the blessings that God showers upon us, and all the times God is with us- year after year after year. All the places we’ll go with God. So, I encourage you to take five minutes- maybe more. When you write them down, it might become a huge list! But a tangible one, for you to hold on to and remember how God loves you and has blessings for you, over and over and over….
Enjoy the day everybody. Bye-bye.