Sunday, February 20, 2011

Psalm 98

Two weeks from today I will begin my online pre-Easter devotional series called The 40 Day Adventure: Sanctuary.  I am so excited to share the Lenten journey with you, and I know that God will bless our efforts to draw nearer to Him as we travel together down the road to Calvary and the resurrection.  As we continue to prepare our hearts for worship, today I share with Psalm 98 from The Message.  Have a blessed day!

Sing to God a brand-new song. He's made a world of wonders!

He rolled up his sleeves,
He set things right.
God made history with salvation,
He showed the world what he could do.
He remembered to love us, a bonus
To his dear family, Israel—indefatigable love.
The whole earth comes to attention.
Look—God's work of salvation!
Shout your praises to God, everybody!
Let loose and sing! Strike up the band!
Round up an orchestra to play for God,
Add on a hundred-voice choir.
Feature trumpets and big trombones,
Fill the air with praises to King God.
Let the sea and its fish give a round of applause,
With everything living on earth joining in.
Let ocean breakers call out, "Encore!"
And mountains harmonize the finale—
A tribute to God when he comes,
When he comes to set the earth right.
He'll straighten out the whole world,
He'll put the world right, and everyone in it.

He is Risen!

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