Month: November 2021
Psalm 8:17 NLT
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic and glorious and excellent is Your name in all the earth! You have displayed Your splendor above the heavens.
And there it is. A brilliant crescent on the edge of the horizon. I gasp once again. Each morning as I stare, waiting expectantly, its peeking above the surface leaves me breathless. And I sing, “O Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth. O Lord, I praise Your name. O Lord, I magnify Your name. Prince of Peace, Mighty God, O Lord God Almighty!”
No one or anything surpasses the majesty, glory, excellence, and splendor of our God. His glory shouts of His love for us from the mountain tops to the foaming waves on the ocean’s sands. His love for us has no depth, nor height, nor width to measure. All creation proclaims His unconditional, glorious love for us. We but have to glance around us and His majestic love calls to us.
Look at the fledgling sparrow. If His care for the common bird is great, how much more is His love for us. We are created in His image, for His pleasure, for His desire to love us and be loved by us. When we look at one another we should be breathless as we take in His majestic creation. How glorious we view the sunrise, but how much more magnificent are we whom He loves.
Thank You for the splendor and majesty of Your love for us.
This month’s post differs from my normal blogs. I chose to write a short book review on the newly released Soul Care When You’re Grieving by Edie Mahoney Melson. This third book in the Soul Care series helps through not only the loss of a loved one, but losses of something of personal value, of a job loss, a relationship, or anything of worth to someone. Melson leads the reader through processing grief beyond just words on a page. She includes the reader in interactive exercises, assisting each closer to personal healing.
To quote her, “I’ve learned—-through experiences I wouldn’t have chosen—that joy comes. But it arrives when we don’t expect it. The key to embracing a new attitude is not to squash the joy when it appears. Accept it. Enjoy it! And don’t give into the guilt that hovers in the background. Joy will come more and more often as you travel further away from the furnace and into a new rhythm of life.” (p. 154)
I urge you to purchase not only a copy for yourself, but several as gifts for others as well. It’s available now from Amazon, Bookbub, Christian Book Distributors and Barnes and Noble.
Edie Melson is an author, blogger, and speaker around the world. Her numerous books reflect her passion to help others develop the strength of their God-given gifts and apply those to life.