Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”Acts 2:36
Scripture shows us the fullness of love that God has demonstrated for us, all of humanity. This love is incomprehensible to us even as we attempt (and fail) to reciprocate this immense love. The majority of the psalms that David wrote relate to us the distinct experiences he had with God and his love, and David showed his gratitude in such ways that they still serve as an inspiration to us today to do the same. David recognized that although he was the king of Israel, there was still a King of Kings who is above all things in authority. As such, his heart never ceased to sing to God and praise him, not only for his greatness, but also his love.
Imagine that we are climbing a tall and rocky mountain. There is danger in each step and tension is running high. Our hearts are beating at 100% as we are excited and anxious to arrive at the top. Even in that excitement, there are setbacks along the way as well as the temptation to return to the bottom and give up. At a certain point, we stop seeing our next move in front of us and begin to wonder if we will be able to find the route to the top. We are afraid. Then, in that moment, the Holy Spirit reminds us that Jesus sent him to be there for us to guide us, cheer us on, and strengthen us in our laboring until we reach the rest at the end of the journey.
We thank you, Lord, for the blessing of having your Holy Spirit inside and among us. Amen.