Monday, May 28, 2007

The Shortest Psalm

During my quiet time this morning, I read the shortest Psalm, number 117. It goes like this:
Praise the LORD, all you nations;
extol him, all you peoples.
For great is his love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.
Praise the LORD.
Taking a moment to think about his love and faithfulness turned into a whirlwind of thoughts. My list of things to praise and thank him for kept going on and on. When I do this, I usually come back around to the same thought, which is also from a Psalm. I place my name in Psalm 8:4 as I pray it. "What is Susan, that you are mindful of her, the daughter of man that you care for her?" His grace never ceases to amaze me.
Dear Lord, You are worthy to be praised. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! You are my God and I am but one of your peoples. Thank you for your faithfulness and your enduring love. When I mess up, you love me despite my selfish, stubborn ways and bring me back to praise you once again. In the high and lofty name of the Lord Jesus I pray. Amen.

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