This Day in History: 0000-07-15

July 15 – Psalms 117 

Praise the Lord, all you nations. Praise Him, all you people of the earth.
For His unfailing love for us is powerful; the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever.
Praise the Lord! 

Let’s step outside of ourselves and our own tiny little corner of the world this morning and consider the family of God all over this vast planet. We are a diverse church, a body with many very unique parts, and yet what we all have in common is salvation because of the grace of God through the blood of Christ. We are one family – so let’s join together and praise the God who saved us all. 

Let’s consider His dearly loved sons and daughters down under in Australia. The unfailing love of the Lord reached those precious people and their voices join with ours day in and day out in praise of His Holy Name. Praise the Lord! 

What about our Asian brothers and sisters? Their voices too join in the choir despite the fact that many of them put their lives on the line in order to serve our King. But His love is powerful, and it reached them in spite of the obstacles. Praise the Lord! 

His dearly loved European children join with their African brothers and sisters to proclaim, “The Lord’s faithfulness endures forever!” Praise the Lord! 

And then there’s the American sons and daughters from both the North and South continents, and all the space in between. We join in to round out the song. “Praise the Lord, all you nations! Praise HIM all you peoples of the earth!”  

He has found us wherever we are and claimed us as His own. We are His forever. For His unfailing love for us is POWERFUL, and His faithfulness endures forever!!!