The scripture for today is Psalm 114.
1 Long ago when the Israelis escaped from Egypt, from that land of foreign tongue, 2 then the lands of Judah and of Israel became God’s new home and kingdom.
3 The Red Sea saw them coming and quickly broke apart before them. The Jordan River opened up a path for them to cross. 4 The mountains skipped like rams, the little hills like lambs! 5 What’s wrong, Red Sea, that made you cut yourself in two? What happened, Jordan River, to your waters? Why were they held back? 6 Why, mountains, did you skip like rams? Why, little hills, like lambs?
7 Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, the God of Jacob. 8 For he caused gushing streams to burst from flinty rock.
This Psalm bears witness to the power and might of our God. I’ve been pondering this for a few weeks now and I am awestruck. This mighty God, that moves mountains and splits seas, chose to create me. I am a child of the King of Kings and his power is part of my inheritance. Knowing this makes my heart swell. When the world with its skewed standards, tries to judge, condemn and minimize me, I must remember who I am in Christ. His love surrounds me and his might protects me. To quote another Psalm (56) what can mere man do to me?
Oh Lord God Almighty, the enemy has filled this world with lies. Shield me from these attacks with the Truth of who I am in you. Keep me connected to you and your purpose for me. Thy will be done. Amen.
Prayer Concern: The persecuted, bullied and oppressed.