The Lord is exalted over all the nations, His glory above the heavens. Who is like the Lord our God, the One who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth?” (Psalm 113: 4 – 6)

Our God is a life transforming God. This psalm talks of a God who raises up the poor and needy, who turns barrenness into fulfillment, who gives new hope and new life. Whatever our needs, physical, spiritual or emotional, this is OUR God and He will meet us wherever and whenever we call upon Him. As our modern song puts it: “There is no-one like our God, no-one at all.” As we read this Psalm, however, we see one other key thought emerge…our response to this wonderful God. “Praise the Lord…Praise the name of the Lord…From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the Lord’s name is to be praised…Praise the Lord.”

May we be a people of praise as we acknowledge with joy in our worship who our God is and all He has done for us.