It’s been a long week for us, the heat is coming back and even with the air conditioning on at work it feels warm. I started thinking about the end of the week and what it represents.
It’s time to be joyful, to celebrate the week that has finished, the tasks accomplished, and the relationships that have deepened.
It’s time to remember all the good that God has done in your life and mine. It’s time to give thanks, be grateful, and live the life described in Psalm 100.
I learned the second half of this psalm as a chorus in church during the 1970’s and it is still the best way to remember to give thanks where it is due– to the God of the Universe!
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
So let’s make a joyful noise!