Psalm 105: 1-6, 23-26, 45
Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of his wonderful acts. Glory to his name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgements he pronounced, O descendants of Abraham his servant, O son of Jacob, his chosen ones.
Then Israel entered Egypt; Jacob lived as an alien in the land of Ham. The Lord made his people very fruitful; he made them too numerous for their foes, whose hearts he turned to hate his people, to conspire against his servants. He sent Moses his servant, and Aaron, whom he had chosen.
Praise the Lord.
God has always been faithful to his people Israel, even when they were not faithful to him. The writer of this Psalm reminds the people to always give God thanks and to remember the many wonders of the Lord God Almighty. God sent Moses and Aaron as his chosen servants to redeem his people from their bondage to slavery. In this same manner God sent his son, Jesus Christ to redeem us from the bondage of the slavery to sin and death. We need to always give thanks and praise to God. Always remember that we now have the power within us to overcome the cares of this world, to become his fruitful witnesses of his love and grace to all who will receive it with faith to believe.
Father we are your people rejoicing with thanksgiving and praise in word and song to you. We seek you to receive our strength to overcome, to become more like Jesus. Send us your Spirit to help us recall, remember, and to tell of your wondrous love and mercy. We ask in Jesus’ name, amen.