Psalm 107 – Stories of the Redeemed


God is worthy of our praise.  Let the redeemed tell their stories, writes the psalmist.  May the redeemed – those whom God has bought back from slavery, calamity, and woe – tell of God’s blessing.  What is your story of experiencing God’s love and grace?  Tell your story!

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
2 Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—
those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
3 those he gathered from the lands,
from east and west, from north and south.

8 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
9 for he satisfies the thirsty
and fills the hungry with good things.
Psalm 107:1-3, 8-9

We don’t tell the stories of God enough.  When God rescues people and cares for people and saves people, those stories reflect on his goodness, grace, and mercy.  We need to tell those stories more.  Stories increase our faith in the faithful one.

Psalm 107 tells of those who wander thirsty in desert wastelands;
It speaks of those who are in trouble, and even suffering in chains in prison;
There are some who suffer because of their rebellion toward God;
Some are close to death;
And some are from the open seas, who have experienced the raging deep, which God can both stir up and turn into a whisper.

Let them all give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love.

What’s your story?

How has God shown you his unfailing love?

My story is one of wandering and hopelessness.  I was an aimless seeker focused on myself before God put the cross of Jesus before me.  In faith I have new purpose.  I have an underlying reason for everything I do.  God satisfied my thirst for purpose and hope.  

Tell your story…

Amen.

Marc Kinna

 

 

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