每日诗歌： Behold Our God ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gqrli3Lkf58 )
去年秋天， 是我第一次去大雾山国家公园。当我回想开在那条路上，到处都是红色，绿色和黄色的叶子，一排一排山在我们面前，很容易理解诗篇97-98的作者宣告的：“诸天表明他的公义，万民看见他的荣耀”。当我看着神创造的世界，会感觉自己很渺小。 诗篇97-98宣布那位全能，胜利的神，慈爱与圣洁的神 “行过奇妙的事”。 万物因神的公义，圣洁，和荣耀而赞美他。我们必须停下来思考一下。那位创造整个宇宙的神，掌管一切的神，无法想象他的荣耀的那位神，竟然说我能属于他。甚至说在他伟大奇妙的安排里，我还有作用。我也可以成为值得他使用的瓦器。那不是很神奇吗？
我特别喜欢诗篇97:11：“散布亮光是为义人，预备喜乐是为正直人”。在NASB的翻译说 “光像种子被撒下来，是为义人的缘故”. 想到神是那撒种的人，为我们种下光明与喜乐，让我们可以去收割。多么惊人的图画! 所以我也要向耶和华欢呼， 我也要赞美他的圣名。我也跟着一切宇宙万物， 在大君王耶和华面前欢呼！
亲爱的天父，只有你值得被称赞。天地万物都呼唤赞美你。我也呼唤赞美你的名。虽然我没有足够的言语来表达我对你的赞美， 但让我活着的生命来赞美你。奉主耶稣基督的名求， 阿们！
Psalm 97:11 “Light is sown like seed for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.”
How can I praise God this week?
Last fall, I got to go visit the Great Smoky Mountains for the first time. When I remember driving down that road, with the red, green, and yellow leaves all around us, and rows and rows of mountains before us, it is easy to understand what the author of Psalm 97-98 declares, that “the heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory”. Looking at His creation, it is so easy to feel like I am so small in the midst of this world. Psalms 97-98 declare that Almighty God, Victorious God, Merciful God, Holy God, has done marvelous things. All creation praises him, because of his righteousness, his holiness, his justice, and his glory. Stop and think about this for a minute. The God who made the entire Universe, who rules over everything in all of creation, whose glory I cannot even begin to imagine, would declare that I too, am His. That I too, have some part to play in his great plan. That I too can be a vessel worthy of use to him. Isn’t that amazing?
I especially like Psalm 97:11 “light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart”. In the NASB translation, it says “light is sown like seed for the righteous”. That image of God as a sower, taking planting light and gladness for us, so that we could reap the harvest. What an amazing picture! And so, I too will sing joyfully to the Lord, I will praise His holy name. I will take my place beside all creation, and shout joyfully before my King!
Dear Heavenly Father, You alone are worthy of praise. The heavens and earth shout it. I too must shout praises to your name. Although I do not have enough words to praise you, let me praise you through my life. Pray in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!