I love to read the Psalms. They are some of my favorite parts of the Bible. They speak so much to us, they are full of such beauty, such hope, such peace, such life.
I really love the Psalms. I love to read them, I love to meditate upon them, I love their gentle reminder of who God is, and who we are.
Today, one of our readings is from one of the Psalms that I feel like I read the most in my life. Listen to Psalm 95: 3-7:
For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
He is the highest. He is the strongest. He is God. He is. He is bigger than whatever we face, stronger than our doubts, wiser than our foes. He is God. You can trust in Him. That’s a great reminder.
But the part of the Psalm that I really love is the end. I love what it says, we are the people of pasture, the sheep of His hand.
We are God’s. We belong to Him. He has marked us, He has claimed us. We are His. No matter who in the world claims you, know this. God does. He is proud of you. He loves you. He desires you. He takes pride in you.
No matter what. No matter what has happened. No matter what goes on. No matter what lays in your past, your present, or your future.
You are His. You are people of His pasture. You are sheep of His hand.
No matter what. You are His. Never forget that.
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