In praise of a rebel – Jezus Redt

Today’s Reading:  PSALM 136, 146,147,148,149,150 

Jesus Saves Barn- Cropped If my calculations are correct today we come to the end of the Psalms.  As I mentioned earlier, I am not a huge fan of Psalms, (An omniscient God).  I read them, I find wonderful nuggets in them, I just struggle to enjoy two solid weeks of reading Psalms.  They can be repetitive and simplistic at times. 

Today, however, I enjoyed my reading.  I found Psalm 136 rather nice, I think I will look to it the next time I write or preach on thanksgiving.  

Psalm 136 (NLT)

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
         His faithful love endures forever.
2 Give thanks to the God of gods.
         His faithful love endures forever.
3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords.
         His faithful love endures forever. 

I also found Psalm 148 insightful.  I love the idea that all creation can praise the Lord.  My family and I love to watch science programs on animals and nature.  We love to comment on how well God designed so many things.  One of our recent joys occurred while watching an animal anatomy show where they were evaluating the design of a giraffe’s neck.   Richard Dawkins, a famous British evolution scientist was actually caught on tape saying how wonderfully designed it the anatomy was.  He quickly caught himself and corrected to say evolved – but the program editors left the gaffe in – we roared with laughter. 

Psalm 148 (NLT)

1 Praise the Lord! 

   Praise the Lord from the heavens!
      Praise him from the skies!
2 Praise him, all his angels!
      Praise him, all the armies of heaven!
3 Praise him, sun and moon!
      Praise him, all you twinkling stars!
4 Praise him, skies above!
      Praise him, vapors high above the clouds!
5 Let every created thing give praise to the Lord,
      for he issued his command, and they came into being.
6 He set them in place forever and ever.
      His decree will never be revoked. 

7 Praise the Lord from the earth,
      you creatures of the ocean depths,
8 fire and hail, snow and clouds,
      wind and weather that obey him,
9 mountains and all hills,
      fruit trees and all cedars,
10 wild animals and all livestock,
      small scurrying animals and birds,
11 kings of the earth and all people,
      rulers and judges of the earth,
12 young men and young women,
      old men and children. 

13 Let them all praise the name of the Lord.
      For his name is very great;
      his glory towers over the earth and heaven!
14 He has made his people strong,
      honoring his faithful ones—
      the people of Israel who are close to him. 

   Praise the Lord! 

Jesus Saves

 

In the spirit of thankfulness and praise I came across this story in the Dutch press this morning.  A Dutch farmer has painted the words “Jezus Redt” on the roof of his barn so the whole world can see who he is thankful too and to whom he praises.   (Click here for the story

His local town council has been trying to get him to remove the sign.  They say that it is in the interests of the well-being of the neighborhood to remove the sign.  Take a look at the picture, what neighborhood?  It is a farm! 

Since when does the proclamation of God’s provision of salvation through Jesus Christ his Son negatively affect the well being of a neighborhood?  It is his farm, on his land and he is praising His Lord. 

Keep it up brother, we are supporting you! 

Photo Credit:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvdp/2986745236/

About plimtuna

I am just an average guy trying to find his way along this journey of life. I am definitely middle aged. I am definitely happily married with a wife and two children. Personally, I have a passion for things eternal. Professionally, I have a passion for things that are securely in control.
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