Pleasure in Those Who Wait Upon God’s True Love

Text: Psalm 147:1-11

Reflection and Question: Praise of God comes easy to the Psalmist here as God’s good works both great and small, both personal and universal, come tumbling out in joyous poetry. From healing the broken spirit to clothing the hills with grass, God’s power is clearly great and God’s wisdom is beyond all telling. God’s pleasure is in those who fear God, which for me means those who humbly grasp that God is God and humans are human. The characteristic parallelism of Hebrew poetry also suggests that those who fear God are also those who wait for God’s true love. How do you wait for God’s love?

Prayer:How good it is to sing praises to You, our God! You gather in the scattered children of Israel and bind up their wounds, even as You number the stars and name them one by one. Great are You in Your power so we praise You, O God! Amen.

This meditation is based on the Daily Lectionary Year 2 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).