Psalm 67:1-3

Throughout the season of Lent our daily devotions have been written by members of the Faith Lutheran community. Our theme this Lent is “Jesus Our Healer.” Today’s devotion comes from Jasmine Gabriel.

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah

that your way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations.

Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you. Psalm 67:1-3

I have always been blown away because of Gods over protecting, never escaping love. The fact that he shines through people’s eyes that have committed dreadful sin and lights up places where God is unknown simply amazes me. His blessings over shine all of the pain that we may have.

This is meaningful to me because Jesus gives everybody a place at his table, even those from all other denominations, whether baptized or not. The will of our Lord is judgment free, he loves killers just as he loves us and gives them a place at the table just as he gives us.

This concept gives me trust in God, as well as helps me understand and interpret the fact that when he says our sins are forgiven … they truly are. If he can bring those who have committed unjustifiable sin to his table, he can bring anybody. With that being said who am I to compare another’s sin to my own?

God gives each and every one of us a sense of belonging and fills our hearts in ways that otherwise can’t be filled.

Let us pray: God please fill our hearts with gifts of love, and help us to share your love to whom your love is a stranger. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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One Response to “Psalm 67:1-3”

  1. Carolee Groux Says:

    Today’s lesson from Psalm 67 brings to mind the blessing God gave to Moses and the Israelites.

    Numbers 6:22-27:
    “Then the LORD spoke to Moses saying, ‘Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, “Thus you shall bless the sons of Israel. You shall say to them:
    The Lord bless you, and keep you;
    The Lord make His face shine on you,
    And be gracious to you;
    The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
    And give you peace.”‘
    So they shall invoke My name on the sons of Israel, and I
    shall bless them.”

    According to Jewish practices, this benediction was quoted daily in the temple as well as in the synagogues. We are given this same benediction blessing every Sunday in our worship liturgy.

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