A Timely Word

Find some time this 4th of July week to read this psalm to your family . . .


Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him.

For he spoke and it came to be; he commanded and it stood firm.

The Lord foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.

But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance.

No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.

But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.

We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.

In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust his holy name.

May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you!

From Psalm 33