DO WE DO IT
“Praise ye the LORD. Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD. Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD'S name is to be praised.”
Psalms 113:1-3 KJV
Bill Gaither wrote the beautiful hymn “Let's Just Praise the Lord”. “Just the precious name of Jesus is worthy of our praise, Let us bow our knees before Him, our hands to heaven raise; When He comes in clouds of glory, with Him to ever reign, Let's just lift our happy voices, and praise His name.” Do we do it?
How often do we praise Him? If we spend more time during the day complaining about things than we do praising Him, we are hurting Him and breaking His heart. If ever someone deserved to complain about things, it is Jesus when He was here on His mission.
Katherine Hankey wrote one of my favorite hymns “I Love to Tell the Story”. “I love to tell the story of unseen things above, Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love. I love to tell the story, because I know ’tis true; It satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.” Are we telling the world about Jesus?
Fanny Crosby wrote the beautiful hymn “Tell Me the Story of Jesus”. “Tell me the story of Jesus, Write on my heart every word. Tell me the story most precious, Sweetest that ever was heard.” There are many people who need to hear about Jesus. May we be found faithful telling the story of Jesus.
If you’re not telling the story of Jesus, why aren’t you? After all that Jesus has done for us, we should be eager to tell everyone what a precious Saviour we have.
Joanne LoweJanuary 3, 2019