Psalm 118:1

Mar 25, 2024    Pastor Mike Fanning

If you can imagine the expression on God’s face as He looks at you, what kind of expression would He have? For many, the etched image of God’s expression toward them personally is the scowl of anger and judgment over our sin or the frown of disappointment because of our failings. May I suggest that these are lies from the pit of hell!!! The expression on God’s face that flows from the depths of His redeeming heart is the tender smile of love and invitation! His loving invitation is this: “My active, never-ending love for you was on full display at the cross of My Son. Receive my free forgiveness (paid for by Jesus!) and join me in the new life I have for you. And My love will hold you and continuously transform you as you abide and rest in me.” 

PASSAGE: Psalm 118:1 - "Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever!"

PAUSE: As Easter weekend approaches, have you thanked and praised the Lord for his goodness and steadfast love? Every Passover, in celebration of their departure from Egypt, the Jews would sing this Psalm as their final song before the Passover. This hymn was probably sung at the Last Supper.  

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I thank you for your steadfast love. Your goodness overwhelms me, and I am overwhelmed by your undying and loyal love for me!