Term 1, Week 8, 2019 - Devotion

Psalm 113
Praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD, you his servants;
praise the name of the LORD.
Let the name of the LORD be praised,
both now and forevermore.
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets,
the name of the LORD is to be praised.
The LORD is exalted over all the nations,
his glory above the heavens.
Who is like the LORD our God,
the One who sits enthroned on high,
who stoops down to look
on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
he seats them with princes,
with the princes of his people.
He settles the childless woman in her home
as a happy mother of children.

Praise the LORD.

There is a lot of joy in this Psalm isn’t there?
This Psalm, written by King David, begins and ends with the words – Praise the Lord, or Hallelujah in some versions. Clearly, we are reminded in the Psalm to serve and praise our God - from sun up to sun down. And we do this because there is no one else like Him. We serve and praise Him because is exalted over all the nations, because His glory is above the heavens, because He is the One who sits enthroned on high, because He raises the poor and lifts the needy. We serve and praise Him because He heals the broken hearted, restores the downtrodden and sees to all our needs.
Though there be more challenges, trials and struggles ahead for each one of us, we are reminded that it is easy to praise God. It is easy because God is good, He is God and through His Son He has already paid the ultimate price for us.

Mrs Jo Lapointe
Assistant Head of Senior School/ Faculty Head English