My heart was stirred this week while reading in the café of a local supermarket (I do work in some strange places). Therefore, in light of Karen starting as our youth worker this week, I felt it right to share with you the following. David says (or even sings)…..
‘Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts.’
The first statement is an objective truth that was, is and always will be true. God is, as a consequence of the perfections of his nature, the might of his power and the wisdom of his ways, worthy of praise. However, as David indicates, although we are created to praise, celebrate, delight, and marvel at him, we cannot ever hope to fully comprehend him.
The second statement is (or at least should be an outworking of the first). As a child, I used to enjoy hearing of my parents childhood exploits. As a dad, it has seemed a natural progression to share with my children about my adventures and discoveries. However, I can’t think of anything better to boast in and leave as a legacy to the next generation than my experience of the love, mercy and grace of God!
Pray then, that Ridgeway will be a church in which, those from all ages and backgrounds will encourage each other in praise and celebration.
Yours in Him, Gareth