“Sing praises to the Lord, call on his name,
Make known his deeds among the peoples.
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell all of his wonderful works.”–Psalm 105: 1-2 (NRSV)
This Psalm starts out so beautifully and then it ebbs and flows throughout the text. At the very end, it returns once again to joy and what God does for us and provides for us. I cannot help but think of one of my favorite verses from another Psalm; Psalm 30:verse 5 “Weeping may come for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” Weeping will come, but joy also will come again too.
It is just that in the midst of the swarms of locusts, it is hard to see. I have been swarming the gates of heavens myself with prayers lifted for so many friends and family that are struggling. I want so much for them to be able to see the light instead of the darkness. Yet I know that I just have to be patient. I have to continue to shower love on them. They will one day see the light again.
Often it is hard to trust in that promise, yet God does work among us. God sends people into our lives to walk this journey of faith with us. God wraps us in God’s love, grace, and mercy. God sent God’s one and only son into the world because God loves us that much. God sent God’s son not to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
God calls us to be God’s hands and feet in this broken world. Knowing that God works among us, I cannot help but continue to pray and tell the story of what Christ has done for us. I cannot help but lift my voice for those who have lost their voices in the midst of life’s hard. So today, if you are feeling voiceless and like you cannot see the light in the midst of the darkness, I am lifting my voice for you. And one day soon, together we will all be able to sing the praises of the wonderful work God has done for us.