Week 36: Gathering Them Home
Today’s Text: Psalms 105-107
Key Text: Psalm 107:4
“Some wandered in a desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle.”
One of the most beautiful Psalms is the 107th. Why?
Because it speaks so eloquently of how the Lord’s love endures forever and how that love reaches out to those who need it most.
The Psalmist says, “Let the redeemed of the LORD say this…”
- Reaches out to those who wander in desert wastelands
- Reaches out to those who are hungry and thirsty
- Reaches out to those who feel as if their life is ebbing away
- Reaches out to those who sit in darkness and the deepest gloom
I think that means those who are literally hungry, thirsty, ill, dying, imprisoned.
I think that means those who are, spiritually speaking, hungry, thirsty, ill, dying and imprisoned.
The Psalmist celebrates – and calls us to celebrate – that our Lord is in the business of gathering the lost home.
And we, his followers, his children, must be about that as well.
This of course means that the Church is called to reach out to the “lost” spiritually speaking.
This of course means we must be, first and foremost, a loving people who not only worship God but also happily and sacrificially join God in compassionate, caring ministry.
Otherwise…why do we even exist?