Theme: THE ESSENCE OF WORSHIP
Text: “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” – Psalm 103:1-5
Comment: Some people do not make out time to reflect on the bright side of things, the good things they are enjoying and Who had made them possible. These benefits or blessings are numerous and they are not only material but spiritual. That one is alive in spite of the dangers that abound in the world today is a priceless gift. With life comes the possibility of serving God in truth and the hope of a better tomorrow. It is by the power of God we are healed when we are sick and by His grace we get provisions as to enjoy a high standard of living by His grace. God’s forgiveness and forbearance accounts for our continued existence, for if God does not forgive us our sins nobody, no, not one human being would be alive today. “If thou Lord, shouldest mark iniquities” said the Psalmist “O Lord, who shall stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared”. (Psalm 130:3,4; 2 Peter 3:9) The “load” of benefits which God bestows on His children the world over are eloquent testimonies of His goodness for which a reciprocal act by way of worship is immensely fitting and befitting by God’s grace.