Let Us Sing of the Lord’s Great Love Forever

Have you had a good week as I reflect on how mine has gone, I return to Psalm 89. Such a powerful scripture – an instant switch on to praising God.

A maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite.

1 I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.
2 I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
3 You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant,
4 I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm through all generations.’”
5 The heavens praise your wonders, Lord, your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones.
6 For who in the skies above can compare with the Lord? Who is like the Lord among the heavenly beings?
7 In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him.
8 Who is like you, Lord God Almighty? You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
9 You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.
10 You crushed Rahab like one of the slain; with your strong arm you scattered your enemies.
11 The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth; you founded the world and all that is in it.
12 You created the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon sing for joy at your name.

As I look ahead to this week I am excited to be joining the Christchurch Newcastle service with our friends. I would ask you all to share in this prayer so that our excitement really meets with God and we stay united in how we are going to work together: “Dear Father God, I pray that You will help every member of our Church family to live and serve in harmony with each other. May we be
united in love as we come together into a new adventure for You. We pray with the mind of Christ, to be guided by the Spirit of God and to glorify You with heart and voice. Keep us from worldly ways, but rather may our lives be a witness of Your love, binding us together not only in what we say but in all that we do. I ask this for the sake of Jesus Christ my Lord, Amen.” Continue praising God and giving him the Glory. Hopefully you can come along on Sunday, however if you need the livestream to watch the service then check your emails or contact an elder. (The link is also in the email that came with this Newsletter.) Let us sing of the Lord’s great love forever; … I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. Claire