From today’s Psalm (Psalm 29:2,4-6,11-13):
‘I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me.’
It’s easy to forget that we wouldn’t be here had it not been for the Love of God. It’s also easy to forget that through Jesus Christ we were saved by God after sin and death entered the world.
How often do we thank God for these great gifts? We all lead busy lives in today’s world and it is hard to think about anything other than preparing the kids for yet another weekend birthday party, or the next big deal at work, or paying that pesky Sky TV bill. Very few people are exempt from the 100mph lifestyle that is so common in today’s society.
Yet the bottom line is that we wouldn’t be experiencing any of this had it not been for God. We simply wouldn’t exist. And He has not only given us life here on earth; He has promised a life in Heaven with Him forever! How does that compare to the latest Mercedes-Benz model or that beautiful dress in Oxford Street ? It’s a gift no car manufacturer or fashion designer could ever offer. Indeed, nobody here on earth can offer eternal life. Only God can offer this gift of gifts!
While nobody need be without the pleasures of life if it so pleases them and they can afford it, we cannot put God to the side or even out of the picture completely as is often the case in our world. He must always be at the centre of everything we do. For it is by His grace that we exist and it is by His grace that we have received the gift of eternal life.