Saturday, July 12, 2008
Words That Work!
Psalm 147:12-20 (The Message)
Jerusalem, worship God!
Zion, praise your God!
He made your city secure,
he blessed your children among you.
He keeps the peace at your borders,
he puts the best bread on your tables.
He launches his promises earthward—
how swift and sure they come!
He spreads snow like a white fleece,
he scatters frost like ashes,
He broadcasts hail like birdseed—
who can survive his winter?
Then he gives the command and it all melts;
he breathes on winter—suddenly it's spring!
He speaks the same way to Jacob,
speaks words that work to Israel.
He never did this to the other nations;
they never heard such commands.
Don't you love the part at the end where it says that He "speaks words that work"? God speaks words that have the power to turn winter into spring! That will turn an ice age into a season of blessing!
Yes, Father! So be it! Turn the wintery places in our hearts into flourishing spring! Do it by Your Word, Your Word that WORKS.
Praise the Lord.