"I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD."
A brown-crested flycatcher built her nest on a small ledge right next to our back door. We tried to discourage her when she and her mate brought the first bits of grass to the ledge. But they weren’t to be dissuaded. We stopped using the back door, figuring it was a small sacrifice for us.
Psalm 104 shows that God provides water for the animals, grass for cattle and even places for birds to nest. The psalmist, moved by God’s compassion to creatures, sang, “May the glory of the LORD endure forever” (v. 31a). The psalm draws to an end saying, “May sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more” (v. 35). Those words deserve a second look.
Jesus came as a sacrifice so that people could have a place of refuge to run to. And His sacrifice was no small one. But it was given once and for all – a perfect life given for you and me, sinners and evil to our very core. For all whom the Lord has chosen, His great sacrifice is enough to cover all our sins. May you too be welcomed into the body of believers in Jesus.
"O! TO BE LIKE THEE, FULL OF COMPASSION,
LOVING, FORGIVING, TENDER AND KIND."
(THOMAS O. CHISHOLM)