It is good to praise the Lord
and make music to your name, O Most High,
proclaiming your love in the morning
and your faithfulness at night,
In this psalm, we catch a glimpse of the daily routines of the psalmist. In the morning, he is focusing himself on God’s love, expecting to experience His affection throughout the day. In the evening, he is looking back over the day, reflecting on how God has been faithful to him. Expecting and reflecting bookend his days, deepening his ability to walk with God each day.
As this semester comes to a close and exams await us, I invite you to make time to reflect on the past year:
~ How has God been faithful to you? To us?
~ What has He been stirring up or settling down in your heart?
~ How has Jesus shown Himself to you in this past year?
I’ll start the conversation, but I encourage you to continue it in your journal and with friends, during the downtimes in exam season and in the fresh air of summer.
As I look back over our year focused on One Hope, One Call, One God, I reflect on:
These are just a few reflections – God has been so faithful to us!
The amazing thing is that as we practice times of reflection like these at the end of days and chapters of life, our expectation builds for the next day/chapter. Deeper reflecting leads to greater expecting and back again. Our tasting of God’s tangible faithfulness gives us hearts to lean on His ever-fresh love tomorrow.
As you conclude this semester and dream of summer, know that you are in my prayers!
Grace and peace,