“When it comes to our children, we’re responsible for the praying and the teaching and God’s responsible for the outcome and the keeping.”
These words seem to be consistent with the writings of Psalm 78:1-7 (Common English Bible).
“Listen, my people, to my teaching; tilt your ears toward the words of my mouth.
2 I will open my mouth with a proverb. I’ll declare riddles from days long gone—
3 ones that we’ve heard and learned about, ones that our ancestors told us.
4 We won’t hide them from their descendants; we’ll tell the next generation all about the praise due the Lord and his strength—the wondrous works God has done.
5 He established a law for Jacob and set up Instruction for Israel, ordering our ancestors to teach them to their children.
6 This is so that the next generation and children not yet born will know these things, and so they can rise up and tell their children
7 to put their hope in God—never forgetting God’s deeds, but keeping God’s commandments.”
The Historical Psalms tell the stories that we’re called to pass on to our children . . . so that they too can put their hope in God. Many times, the Psalmist invite us to remember . . . remember God’s faithfulness, remember God’s promises, remember what God has done before us.
This weekend in worship we’ll focus on some of the historical Psalms as they call us to remember, give thanks, and put our trust in God.
Stay warm and safe!
*It’s Noisy Offering Sunday – bring your change (and bills) and let’s help our kids get off to a good start in 2019 as we support Habitat for Humanity!
*Your Grace is Enough”
a contemporary song written about remembering God’s faithfulness
We’ll be singing this in the 11:00 service.