Bless the LORD, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
I usually stay away from the internet and my phone in the morning hours except for rare occasions. (Otherwise my mind is side-tracked before I even start my devotional time!) There are some days, however, I do a quick check of messages that have come in overnight.
My precious sister in Christ works as a nurse. So whenever I know that she is working nights I will check my phone for text messages early in the morning on the next day. She usually texts me to send how the night went, praises and prayer requests. There was no message from her today, but another text from a sister in Christ had come in that so warmed my heart.
She shared with me that, on her way to a hospital appointment, she has seen many daffodils. She said that there were thousands of them. And then she pointed to the One who made each single daffodil and how He makes them stand out and comfort us during these days:
A lovely reminder of the Creator who continues to bless us during Covid 19 even with bright yellow daffodils smiling happily at the world!
Her words immediately reminded me of Psalm 103:2 I love the Psalms but especially this one. It started way back — nearly forty years ago. The pastor asked us to choose a confirmation motto. While reading the Bible verses this one grabbed my attention:
Lobe den HERRN, meine Seele,
und vergiss nicht,
was Er dir Gutes getan hat.
Psalm 103, 2
Little did I know back then just how rich and powerful this Psalm is. I loved the words of verse 2 because, in German, it reminded me not to forget what good He has done for us. Good? Yes!
Years later, I finally grasped what this Psalm is talking about when it refers to all His benefits! It talks about who this God is. HE is the ONE…
3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Forget not to think on these things!