Psalm 149: 1 Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the faithful.
This will be my final blog post for the year, so I can’t think of a more fitting way to end 2016 than with praise of our God, as well as a word of gratitude. I’m grateful for many things today, but I’m especially grateful for this journey we’ve been on together through the scriptures. Some days these blog posts come easily, some days not so much. I don’t pretend to be a great biblical scholar and bearer of extraordinary insights, but that’s not really the point of this blog.
The point is for us to open mind/heart/spirit for a short time each day to be impacted by the word of God – the same word that God spoke over the deep darkness to create the heavens and earth in Genesis 1. The word that was spoken through the prophets in the Old Testament. The word that became flesh and dwelled among us in the person of Jesus in the gospels. The word joined together with water in our baptism. Yes – that word.
God’s word is generative. It does stuff. I pray God’s word will continue to do stuff in you and me as we move into 2017. Lord, let it be so. Amen.