Given the fact that we are in the midst of a General Election campaign, Brexit chaos and environmental uncertainty, I was thrilled when someone read Psalm 46 at Friday morning’s prayer meeting. The musical notes, stated just before the Psalm, tell us that it is written for soprano voices. Although my musical knowledge is scant, I do know that soprano voices have the highest range of all. Praise God then that above the din of politicians, strutting leaders and doomsday predictions that we are reminded that; ‘God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble’ (Vs 1).
With this in mind, I want to encourage you to spend time, not only praying for the imminent, but worshipping the God who is sovereign over the nations. I want to encourage you, not only to look around, but to look up to the God who is all-powerful and immutable. As you do so, I ask that you take time in order to take the advice of the Psalmist who says;
‘Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.’
The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.’ (Vs 10-11)
Every blessing, Gareth
P.S. Do join us as we pray for ‘Wallingford and the Wider World’ every Friday, 7.00 am at the Ridgeway Centre.