“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet,…”
t is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.”
the sheep of his pasture.”,
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light…”
So, not only are we His people, we are “His own special people.”
We are the people that He has called out of darkness into His marvelous light;-- We are the people that He is caring for, working with, teaching His ways, looking after even when we walk wide eyed into all sorts of difficulties. Just as David went out to pull a single stray sheep out of a thicket, God is always there to pull us out of our thickets of life.
Bryan Jeffery LeechLeech died on June 30, 2015, in California, but left us this beautiful reminder of our precious relationship with God. We are God’s people.
When we really think about this statement, it is mind boggling that He loves us so much. How much does He love us? He allowed His perfect, sinless son to be tortured and put to death so that we can live and be made right in His sight and be the recipients of His grace and blessings.
Christ was born of the Holy Spirit – The Son of Man - and was predicted by the prophets many years before His birth.
The family of faithful believers is built on the foundation of Christ "our cornerstone is Christ alone", The Biblical picture of Christ as the cornerstone of the Church and of each of us as living stones is a study that would take more space than I have in this writing so I will simply quote.
"You are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone" Ephesians 2:19-20
The last line, as is his style, gives us our instructions. The picture he relates is a beautiful one. “O let us live transparently”.
Something is transparent when you can see right through it, clear like glass. Our lives, my life, should be transparent to the point where people around me can see right through the “me” and only see the Christ in me.
“And walk together heart to heart and hand in hand”.
What a great picture of people so united together that their hearts are as one and they are inseparable.
Being God’s chosen people is because of the free gift of His grace - but it comes with this responsibility.
Hymns are a window into God’s word.