Day 55 | Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Notice: The second annual Woodlands Memorial Day weekend street sale has been canceled.
2 Samuel 22:1-7 David’s thanksgiving psalm (CEB) “David spoke the words of this song to the Lord after the Lord delivered him from the power of all his enemies and from Saul.
2 He said:
The Lord is my solid rock, my fortress, my rescuer.
3 My God is my rock—I take refuge in him!--
he’s my shield and my salvation’s strength,
my place of safety and my shelter.
My savior! Save me from violence!
4 Because he is praiseworthy,
I cried out to the Lord,
and I was saved from my enemies.
5 Death’s waves were all around me;
rivers of wickedness terrified me.
6 The cords of the grave surrounded me;
death’s traps held me tight.
7 In my distress I cried out to the Lord;
I cried out to my God.
God heard my voice from his temple;
my cry for help reached his ears.”
1 “David prayed to God the words of this song after God saved him from all his enemies and from Saul.
2 God is bedrock under my feet, the castle in which I live, my rescuing knight.
3 My God - the high crag where I run for dear life, hiding behind the boulders, safe in the granite hideout; My mountaintop refuge, he saves me from ruthless men.
4 I sing to God the Praise-Lofty, and find myself safe and saved.
5 The waves of death crashed over me, devil waters rushed over me.
6 Hell's ropes cinched me tight; death traps barred every exit.
7 A hostile world! I called to God, to my God I cried out. From his palace he heard me call; my cry brought me right into his presence - a private audience!”
God is our rock. You will note the similarity of this quote from David with Psalm 18. Isn’t it good to be able to affirm that God is our rock? It has been good these days of changing times to be able to affirm that God has not changed. God is our solid rock upon which we stand. In times of our distress and uncertainty, we know that we can call out to our God. It is because God hears us that we know each day that we will get through these times. As written by Edward Mote in 1834, there is assurance in his hymn “My Hope Is Built” – (refrain) “On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand; all other ground is sinking sand.”
God our Rock, we give you our praises for being our solid foundation. We admit that there are times when we step off on our own and begin to sink in the muck. We rejoice that you hear the cries of your people. Be with those who are looking for solid footing today. Hear our prayers. Amen
Today: Let us pray for food service personnel.
SEE YOU AT NOON!