Thursday, January 8, 2009

Psalm 113

This Sunday, we will begin a few weeks of looking at the Psalms. The psalm for this Sunday is 113.
Praise the Lord!
Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord!
Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore!
From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised!
The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens!
Who is like the Lord our God, who is seated on high, who looks far down on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people.
He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children.
Praise the Lord!

This psalm is connected with the Exodus, the Passover, the song of Hannah in 1 Samuel, and the song of Mary in Luke 1.

I read this quote from a little (but powerful) book by Derek Kidner on the Psalms...
"The Most High cares for the most humiliated."