By Mike Neely
This portion of Psalm 22 instructs those that “fear the Lord (to) praise him”. It also reminds us that “dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations.”
As we prepare during this Lenten season to celebrate Easter– the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus– we should reflect on the majesty and glory of God. In spite of world conditions of chaos, persecution, war and uncertainty, the Lord “rules over the nations”. God cares about every detail of our lives.
I heard a story on the radio this past Saturday on KLOVE which really touched me. It is an amazing story of God’s caring for details and of his love. Operation Christmas Child distributes millions of shoe boxes at Christmas time to children all over the world. A young girl in Mexico, about twelve years old or so, was waiting to receive a shoe box. Each time a box for her age group was unpacked, it was given to another child. It was uncertain if she would receive a box or not. Finally, the last box was for her age group and it was given to her. She opened the box joyfully and looked inside and began to weep. A translator came over to her and asked her if something was wrong. The young girl had found a picture in the box of a girl and a boy. She was crying because she knew this girl and her brother as she used to live in Birmingham, Alabama before moving to Mexico to take care of a relative that was ill. This girl was her friend who she had not expected to see again. Out of the millions of shoe boxes that were distributed, God appointed this box to be given to her.
God is truly worthy of our praise and honor. As we prepare during this Lenten season for Easter, let us remember to praise and honor God in everything that we do.