Having just celebrated Easter, it’s easier to be focused on praising God. I walked through the events that led up to Good Friday with my children, helping them understand once again how incredibly “good” that Friday was. Jesus paid our debt!
Reading through Psalm 33, a hymn of praise, helps me continue this focus on praising Him for what He did for us, what He did for ME.
“Sing for joy in the Lord, O you righteous ones; Praise is
Becoming to the upright. Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre;
Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings. Sing to Him a
New song; play skillfully with a shout of joy.” (v. 1-3 NASB)
He created everything and the earth proclaims it.
“By the word of the Lord the Heavens were made, and by the
Breath of His mouth all their host. He gathers the waters of the
Sea together as a heap; He lays the deeps in the storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all inhabitants of the world
Stand in awe of Him. For He spoke and it was done; He
Commanded it and it stood fast.” (v. 6-9)
He is our hope when the world seems hopeless.
“Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.
For our heart rejoices in Him, because we trust in His holy
Name. Let your lovingkindness, O Lord, be upon us,
According as we have hoped in You.” (v. 20-22)
We praise You because You paid our debt that we owed for being sinners. Truly we can say that Friday was a “good” day for us. Easter is our wonderful surprise when you rose from the grave to prove You reign over death and that we who believe have the hope of life for all eternity. Let us always praise You for what You did for us no matter what date is on the calendar.