In His Praise — April 5, 2020

“God is great. God is good.” These words are spoken at the beginning of a well-known children’s prayer. The prayer goes on to thank God for food and His daily provisions for each of us.

We adults can learn a lot from this simple prayer about being grateful. There are so many things happening in our world right now that have upset our lifestyles, our routines— literally our lives, we might forget to thank God for all the blessings He continues to pour out upon us.

What about a warm sunshiny day? Spring is here. We can still get out in our own yards or go for a walk and enjoy the beauty of nature coming forth in flowers and trees. Listen to the sweet songs of birds singing, they don’t seemed to be stressed at all.

I was blessed today by a neighbor who wants to organize a front yard Easter service.  Another neighbor is playing guitar on his porch for all to hear and enjoy. Still others are outside with their children, spending time together. All of these are blessings for which we should praise God.

Even if we are not able to visit in person with friends and family, we can keep in touch by phone or other social media. There are more ways to connect with each other now than ever before in history. A simple text can bring such joy and God has made this possible.

Although some of our favorite foods may be missing from the grocery shelf, there is still plenty of food for everyone. Schools, churches, restaurants, and individual are providing meals for as many as possible. Praise God for His work in our communities. 

We can praise God for His blessings on our leaders and those working to find vaccines, medicines, and making equipment to help treat and cure this pandemic. 

Yes, God is a great God and He is a good God. He has not left His children alone to fight this battle. He is with us every minute of everyday and continues to bless in ways we can not even imagine. Psalm 145:3 says” Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.” 

Let’s keep praising God and trusting His guidance day by day and when this terrible time has passed, let’s praise Him more and more.

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