Sunday 23 November, 2014

Psalm 98

1 Sing a new song to the Lord. He has done wonderful things. By the power of his right hand and his holy arm he has saved his people. 2 The Lord has made known his power to save. He has shown the nations that he does what is right. 3 He has shown his faithful love to the people of Israel. People from one end of the earth to the other have seen that our God has saved us. 4 Shout to the Lord with joy, everyone on earth. Burst into joyful songs and make music. 5 Make music to the Lord with the harp. Sing and make music with the harp. 6 Blow the trumpets. Give a blast on the ram’s horn. Shout to the Lord with joy. He is the King. 7 Let the ocean and everything in it roar. Let the world and all who live in it shout. 8 Let the rivers clap their hands. Let the mountains sing together with joy. 9 Let them sing to the Lord, because he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the nations of the world in keeping with what is right and fair.

I love the way that this psalm engages all the senses! Our imaginations can be triggered in so many ways and it is such a joy for me when I am able to worship freely and mediate on God, not by emptying my mind or by finding silence amidst all the noise, but because all of the senses were made by Him and my ability to be able to imagine and be stimulated through all my senses was His design.

Lord, Thank you that you know me intimately because you made me, thankyou that you know what is best for me because you know everything, thankyou that you are so creative because you are the original creator. May I always continue to be able to noisily meditate on you!

Written by Ps. Justin Ware

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