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'All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD'

By Angela Wittman

1 O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

9 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

Psalm 8 –KJV

November 28, 2006

Dear Friends,

I hope you have taken some time to reflect upon what you are grateful for this Thanksgiving season. I am sure we can all give praise and thanks to the LORD for our families, homes, food, clothing and work. As we hurry about our everyday lives, may we also remember to give thanks for each other?

Recent events have given me a new appreciation for my family in Christ… Yes, this means you if you are a Christian who has received Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord. I am often praying for those of you whom the Lord has given me the honor of meeting and/or reading about as you serve our King. Mere words cannot express how grateful I am for the privilege of serving the Lord with you. I am truly blessed.

But, dear friends, do we always appreciate each other as being members of the body of Christ? Just stop for a moment and think of what a glorious calling we each have… Scripture tells us that all the kings of the earth shall praise the LORD (Psalm 138:4). Isn’t this a magnificent thought? We, the Church of Jesus Christ, are being used to bring God’s glory to this earth, and we are assured that our efforts are not in vain, but that all the kings of the earth shall praise Him.

Let us go on to reflect upon Psalm 8 which tells us that our Lord’s name is excellent in all the earth! We can all join in with the Psalmist and sing: “What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:”

In this day and age when it seems the wicked have taken hold of our culture and are doing their best to outlaw the Lord of Heaven and Earth, it is a blessing to know that: “He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision” (Psalm 2: 4).

So, please, dear brothers and sisters in Christ, let us not grow weary in doing good as we serve a mighty King. But, instead let us love one another in Christ, and treat each other with honor as the body of Christ. We will bring gladness to our Lord’s heart as He sees us serving Him in a spirit of love, unity, and cooperation. And, dear friends, let us truly give thanks to the Lord for each other while praying for each others needs.

If you have unforgiveness or hardness of heart toward your brother or sister in Christ, I ask if you will please repent of it, and put it behind you. I believe it was Charles Spurgeon who said that if we are not moving forward, we are backsliding. My prayer for us, as members of the Church of Jesus Christ, is that we take courage from God’s Word and that we will: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28: 19- 20, KJV)

I pray the good Lord will bless you all this Thanksgiving season, and for evermore. Amen


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