Devotion - January 27, 2021

Psalm 111:1-5

Praise for God’s Wonderful Works

Praise the Lord!

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them. Full of honour and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures for ever. He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds; the Lord is gracious and merciful. He provides food for those who fear him; he is ever mindful of his covenant.

Devotion by Julia Shiver

What I would not give to be in the company of the upright, in the midst of my congregation! Praising God, singing, praying together as a people of God. While I am so very grateful for all that Rev. Courtney and the Worship and Communications Committees have done to make it possible for us to worship together virtually for the past 10 months, I miss you all, my church family. Chris and I attend worship each week, watch our son perform for Joyful Noise, attend Sunday School each week, participate in Meditations and Vespers as schedules permit. Chris even attends Counsel meetings virtually, while I attend Deacon meetings.

But I will be the first to say that it just isn’t the same. I know that some people don’t feel the need for a community around them in order to worship. And indeed, being out on the water, soaking in all that God has created, is an act of worship for me. But it is the time together that makes my heart sing; when we sing together and share our hearts joys and concerns.

But we worship an awesome God. We have had some Covid-19 cases within the church but as far as I know, we have not lost anyone. It could well happen before this is all over. But I know that our God walks with us through the fire. And will be with us when we can gather safely and sing praise to God once again.


Dear God, thank you for all the people who make it possible for us to continue worshiping you during this dark time. I can only begin to imagine the joy we will know when we can safely gather and sing praises to you, our creator. Amen.

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