PRAISE IS BEAUTIFUL!
Suggested Reading: Psalms 147
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Key Verses: Psalm 147:3-5
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite!
Our Creator not only created the stars, but He has a name for each one. Even with all our modern technology, astronomers have never been able to see all the stars and number them. Only our infinite God understands the vastness of the universe. Even though He is great in power, He is even greater in His care for His creation and, in particular, for us! He comes to us and heals the broken-hearted and binds up our wounds! We must remember that this Great Lord made us in His image, and therefore, He will not interfere unless invited to do so by those He put in charge of this world. That’s us! God chose the ancient Israelites to receive His Word for the entire human family, and through them we have been given the Word of God which we read every day. With this privilege comes an awesome responsibility…to do everything in our power to make sure the whole world would hear of the mercies and judgements of our holy and loving God.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
I am reminded, O God, in each Psalm I read that You are great! I marvel that You, the Creator of the universe, are so concerned about me as an individual. I pray for Your Spirit to so fill me that I will be able to effectively communicate Who You are to others. There is one person to whom I should speak today, and when the opportunity presents itself, may I be faithful and effective in sharing Your Word to that one, and others, by my words, my actions, and my giving. In the name of the One who did this 100% of the time, Jesus Christ. Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
I had the honour of appearing on the 100 Huntley Street telecast yesterday morning live at 9:30 a.m. eastern standard time on the Global TV Network. This telecast was repeated several times on CTS, the Crossroads Television System network. Also our websites 100huntley.com and Crossroads360.com website carry this show. I call this a “show” because we want to “show” the great God of the universe, who “heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds.” If anyone missed yesterday and wants to view that telecast, just click here (I was on in the last part of the program). We, as a human family, must understand that the majority of the inhabitants of earth have made it clear that they don’t want God involved in their lives. God is not a dictator. He is a lover! His great heart is broken! We’ve rejected His love. We’ve taken prayer and the Bible out of our public schools and much of the public square. Ever since our first human parents, we’ve separated ourselves from God and from His maintenance of creation over which he gave us dominion. Thus nature is left on its own, and the result is disaster after disaster. It’s our fault, not God’s. Therefore, we must respond. There is a crisis in the Philippines currently to which we can give our help! Our Crossroads Global CEO, Dr. John Hull, will likely have some suggestions for ways you can help. He will be co-hosting 100 Huntley Street for the rest of this week.
Yours for reaching out to others with God’s unending love,
P.S. Our former CEO, Don Simmonds, instructed Ron and Ann, my son and his wife, to accompany Norma-Jean and me in our annual trip to Israel. We leave from Toronto International Airport this evening. Don felt that with the illness with which I’ve been diagnosed, MDS acute leukemia, I needed help in leading the tour. Thank You Crossroads for helping provide the best of care for our fellow travellers. 100words.ca will originate daily from the Holy Land for the next two weeks, God willing! While we are away, we plan to send a couple of short video greetings to air on 100 Huntley Street. Be sure to watch as Moira and Dr. John Hull host the program. John was Pastor of The People’s Church, Toronto, for the final seven years of the 20th century. As such, he built, with God’s help, on the legacy of the great missionary visionary, Dr. Oswald J. Smith. In the first 13 years of the 21st century, John served as President and CEO of the ministry known as Equip. He joined Crossroads this past September, and if you missed seeing the announcement on 100 Huntley Street, click here for the interview Don Simmonds and I did with Dr. Hull. He has a great vision for reaching the world with the message found in today’s reading and with the Good News of Jesus!