Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done. Sing to him; yes, sing his praises. Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds. Exult in his holy name; rejoice, you who worship the Lord. Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek him. Remember the wonders he has performed, his miracles, and the rulings he has given, you children of his servant Abraham, you descendants of Jacob, his chosen ones. Psalm 105: 1-6 NLT
So begins Psalm 105 which then retells the story from Abraham to Moses. The purpose of the storytelling is simply an act of praise to God and also a reminder to all the listeners of what God has done for them and for their ancestors.
What has God done for your relatives? Do you know a story about your grandparents and their faith? Or perhaps you are the first Christian in your family –what stories will your children tell about you?
As followers of Christ, we become part of the story of salvation and are able to praise God for all God has done. Spend some time today thinking back in your own life or the lives of you loved ones and see again what God has done in your lives.
God, we give thanks to you and proclaim your greatness. We will tell the whole world what you have done for us, all the deeds you have done in our lives and the lives of those we love. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2012 Amelia G. Sims