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“Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Let those who love your salvation say evermore, “God is great!” ~Psalm 70:4

Psalm 70:4 reminds us that we all should be shouting, “God is great.” Many of us do this daily but all too often troubles within our lives make these words harder to exclaim. Read the rest of this Psalm and the awareness of the struggles of the Psalmist become clear. Psalm 70:1-5 Be pleased, O God, to deliver me. O LORD, make haste to help me! Let those be put to shame and confusion who seek my life. Let those be turned back and brought to dishonor who desire to hurt me. Let those who say, “Aha, Aha!” turn back because of their shame. Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Let those who love your salvation say evermore, “God is great!” But I am poor and needy; hasten to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay! Are you hearing the anguish of the Psalmist as deliverance is being sought with full knowledge of how poor and needy the author feels? We all have struggles but Spring seems to show us that even in the winter of our troubles God can bring about newness of life. Sir Thomas Malory puts it this way, “It was the month of May, the month when . . . lovers, subject to the same force which reawakens the plants, feel their hearts open again, recall past trusts and past vows, and moments of tenderness, and yearn for a renewal of the magical awareness which is love.” Prayerfully, this month will open us all to a renewal within us. May we become expectant to feel an awareness of the love of God within us. May we seek and thus rejoice in the Greatness of our God as we open our eyes to the beauty around us. Spring has sprung, may we also spring into renewing our relationship with God. In so doing, we too can wholeheartedly speak as the Psalmist teaches, “Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Let those who love your salvation say evermore, “God is great!”

Blessings,

Pastor Linda

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