We are coming to the end of our series of reflections on the Psalms. Each day we have uploaded a new reflection to the website. We hope and pray that you have found them helpful and that they brought hope during this season. Click on these buttons to read the text of the psalm or listen to a recording of it. You can also listen to the reflection using the audio player below. Previous reflections are available on our website.
The last five songs of the book of Psalms are about one thing: praising God. Psalm 146 sees an individual praising God… Psalm 147 has the people of God praising the Lord together. In this psalm we see heavenly praise (verses 1-6) and earthly praise (verses 7-12), where the whole of the cosmos and the earth are commanded to praise their creator.
We have all been amazed by the beauty and splendour of the photographs from the Voyager mission and the Hubble telescope. They cause us to draw breath as we see in them the hand of God! We also are commanded to praise God (verses 13-14). During the pandemic it lifts our spirit to enjoy ‘creation appreciation’. We do not worship the creation rather we worship its amazing creator God.
God is not preoccupied with his own glory that excludes others from it. The opposite is true. His plan is to share his glory with people who turn to him. Note this amazing truth about his people in verse 14, are described as ‘the people close to his heart’. God has given Jesus as a horn/strong one/king. Even more reason to praise and adore him! I can’t wait to go for a walk and let the creation lift my spirit to my wonderful creator God and saviour, who has made himself known to me.
O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder, consider all the works thy hand hath made…then sings my soul… how great thou art…