The Good Stuff

21 Mar

This song of praise juxtaposes the transitory power of ‘mere humans’ and the enduring grace of God. As well as encouragement of listen to God.

146 1-2 Hallelujah!
O my soul, praise God!
All my life long I’ll praise God,
singing songs to my God as long as I live.

Don’t put your life in the hands of experts
who know nothing of life, of salvation life.
Mere humans don’t have what it takes;
when they die, their projects die with them.
Instead, get help from the God of Jacob,
put your hope in God and know real blessing!
God made sky and soil,
sea and all the fish in it.
He always does what he says—
he defends the wronged,
he feeds the hungry.
God frees prisoners—
he gives sight to the blind,
he lifts up the fallen.
God loves good people, protects strangers,
takes the side of orphans and widows,
but makes short work of the wicked.

It is so true that when human beings die their projects die with them. My parents talk often about a dentist who build a HUGH new office complex for his practice and died before he was able to use it. It has become for me a standing monument to be parable about the man who build the big barns to hold his harvest.

So, who’s work does endure? I this of three of my biggies: Jesus, Gandhi, Mother Teresa. From these people’s work there is not building, or stock portfolio, but a legacy of making real God’s loving power.

God’s in charge—always.
Zion’s God is God for good!

So, shout hallelujah for a song that helps us to remember the important work for our lives. Peace.


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