Monday, July 1, 2013

Psalm for Sunday, July 7, 2013


Psalm 66:  1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20


"Come and see the works of God."

The Psalm celebrates the awesome power of God, manifest in 'His tremendous deeds among the children of Adam.'  Our psalmist recalls the dividing of the Red Sea, which delivered Israel from the Egyptians, through the favor of God.  That same awesome power that split the Red Sea became available to the early apostles of the Church, as they went about healing and doing signs and wonders.

Where does the power come from to heal the lame  and drive out unclean spirits?  
It comes from the Holy Spirit, who empowers each 
of us to become a healing force within our 
family and our community.  No wonder those early
believers were eager to go forth into the towns and 
become laborers for His harvest and to rejoice 
because their names were written in heaven.  

We too cannot help but sing praise to God when
we feel His presence within us.  We proclaim
His glorious praise, and we on earth worship Him.
We want all to know what God has done for us,
as the Psalm says, so we 'cry out to God with joy.'



Discussion Questions for Reflection

1.  Our Psalmist invites us to, "Come and see
the works of God."  Give an example of the awesome
power of God in your life.

2.  The verses of the psalm say, "Blessed be God who
refused me not."   Tell of how the Lord has answered
your plea and your prayer.

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