It’s been a busy fall already, and Chasing Ebenezer has had many opportunities to play music and to facilitate times of prayer and worship. Specifically, we are grateful to Grace Community Church in Gresham, OR, Union Gospel Mission of Portland, and The Gathering in Shelton, WA.
With all that being said, we are taking a brief pause today from our regular Sunday morning storytelling and would simply like to share a psalm of blessing over you today. (What we really mean to say here is that we were just too busy to finish a blog this week!) The good news is that Scripture requires no embellishment, and so we are glad to simply pray this beautiful passage over you as you prepare for the new week:
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in; hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them from their distress. He led them by a straight way till they reached a city to dwell in. Let them thank the Lord for His steadfast love, for His wondrous works to the children of man! For He satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul He fills with good things. Psalm 107:1-9 (ESV)
If you know Jesus, we hope these words encourage you with the reminder that God has made His home in you; there is an eternal city in your future. And if you don’t know Jesus, He loves you and wants to welcome you into His spiritual family.
Have a wonderful week. We’ll be back with a new story next Sunday.
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