|Posted by Ebenezer Congregational Church on April 28, 2021 at 6:35 PM|
All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. For the kingdom is the Lord’s: and he is the governor among the nations.
Psalm 22: 27-28
May 6th is The National Day of Prayer. My hope is that many of the people of this nation will be on their knees that day. Entering into their prayer closets or gathering with others in a sign of solidarity matters little. What is important, is that we pray. And that we pray everyday over our country in which we live.
The Psalm referenced here, is one born out of distress in King David. It begins with “My God My God, why hast thou forsaken me”, the very words of Jesus on the cross. The psalmist is declaring how terribly wrong things seem within the country. We too look around and see our nation in decay. Some of what we read in the news can be so concerning that it may cause us to think that all is lost. In that state of mind, the temptation is to think that man has the ability with in himself to determine the fate of the nation. I am thankful for the opportunities we have to participate in the decisions that are made, through voicing our thoughts and convictions and voting for representation. We should be active in these things. However, we must recognize the Lord is ruler of the nations! We must be in communion with Him. He alone raises and puts down nations.
I want to encourage you in these unsettling times, be in prayer. Praise Him and seek His will. Let Him know you are trusting in His sovereign reign. In so doing, you will find rest even if the storm winds howl. It is in hearing His voice that we find comfort. Pray.
In Christ Alone, Pastor David