The Battle is the Lord’s

Powerless against a great army, they cried to the Lord. “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you (2 Chronicles 20:12).”

They were told, “Do not be afraid. The Lord will be with you (2 Chronicles 20:17).”

They responded with praise and the Lord fought for them. None of the enemy escaped alive. There was so much spoil it took them three days to take it all. (Read the whole story in 2 Chronicles 20).

We pray because the battle is the Lord’s.

Palm Sunday in the City During COVID-19

IMG_2852Someone got up early to remember today’s meaning even though COVID-19 has locked the doors of our churches.

We paused as we passed by on our morning walk and took this picture to remind you to welcome Jesus to your city or town, to your heart and life.

Praise God for the Son of David! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Praise God in highest heaven (Matthew 21:9).

Try Giving Thanks

“I had recently received bad news. Deep shadows of darkness seemed to cover my soul. I prayed but the darkness remained. Suddenly, one day, as I entered a friend’s home, I noticed these words: ‘Try giving thanks.’ I did, and in a moment every shadow was gone.”*

It is good to give thanks to the Lord (Psalm 92:1).

*adapted from L.B. Cowman who cited Henry B. Frost in Streams in the Desert, p. 299.

 

A Reason to Praise

I paused as we read Psalm 74:23: “The uproar of those who rise against Thee ascends continually.” I thought, “That’s awful. God deserves praise. Not insult.”

Later we sang, “Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon His throne; Hark! How the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own!*

May that be so!

*Matthew Bridges, Godfrey Thring, George Elvey, Crown Him with Many Crowns.