Psalms

Psalm 117 - Humanity Sings for the God of Love

Psalm 117 - Humanity Sings for the God of Love

Humanity Sings for the God of Glory

Who are God’s people to demand that the nations should praise their God; that other cultures leave their own religions? It’s a common objection to Christianity, and especially in a nation whose history with First Nations peoples is so tragic. Psalm 117 — the shortest of all the psalms — expresses the very heart of biblical theology: it’s God’s love that makes praising him make sense, because it’s big enough for all people.

A song of longing

A song of longing

Have you ever felt like God is far away? Have you wondered if he remembers you? Have you prayed and wondered if anyone hears you? In psalms 42 & 43 we have a prayer of longing for God’s presence. It’s a song to sing in the darkness; it’s a song that we all need to sing in some seasons of our lives. How does this song help us to connect with God through dark times — to find what we so desperately need to survive — and even to grow more deeply connected to him through them?