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Generations

A Psalm for giving thanks.

Acclaim the LORD all earth!

Worship the LORD with gladness.
      Come before him with singing.

Know that the LORD he is God!
     He made us (and not we ourselves).

We are his people,
      the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
     his courts with praise!

Give him thanks;
     bless his name!

For the LORD is good;
      his steadfast love endures forever;

and his faithfulness extends to all generations.

This Psalm was given to the world 3,000 years ago through the mouth of David.

When David says "his faithfulness extends to all generations" he was saying a mouthful. God is not yet done with his work.

Since David's time, 3,000 years ago, he has created countless generations of people, and we can expect more of the same until our All Powerful source of Life decides to cease doing so. But however many generations he brings about (a work in which he recruits men and women through marriage) he will remain faithful and true to them all. To you.

How big will it all get? We could begin by considering the vast size of the universe with all of its heavenly bodies; discovered and as yet undiscovered. Perhaps God wishes to fill them all with people on the last day when he raises all the dead.

Don't try to wrap your brain around it. Can the fly on your wall comprehend the iPhone in your hand? Then neither can you understand what the divine Word means when it says: his faithfulness extends to all generations. But you can stand in awe. Or better prostrate yourself in glad humility that the Living God has revealed this to you.

And there is yet another response. Cease to be short-sighted. Cease to get caught up in the moment thinking that what is now, will always be. Relax, free your mind, and entrust yourself to the faithfulness and love that he extended to you by the cross.

Get perspective. 

Take the long view.

Don't acclaim yourself, or ourselves.

Don't worship yourself, or ourselves.

But acclaim the LORD.

Jesus is Lord! (1 Cor. 12:3)

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