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Weekend – Everything

By Keith Thomas
   In Romans 11:36, Paul breaks out into a doxology (an expression of praise) with “For from him and to him and through him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.” Paul, in previous chapters, defines who we are (sinners) and who Christ is (Savior), and the relationship between the two. Now, in chapter 11, Paul brings God’s grace into the equation, and it’s as if he can’t hold it back. Paul expresses praise to God by proclaiming all things are from God, all things come through God, and all the glory belongs to God.
   Life’s journey can bring confusion, grief, hardship, frustration, and sometimes the overwhelming feeling of things spinning out of control. We seek answers for life’s hardest questions, we need comfort in times of deep hurt, we want truth when so many things this world has to offer are misleading and false. 
   We can find all of our help in God. God owns it all, knows all and has everything in order. God expresses His love for us through His son Jesus, and when we come to understand that it’s through Jesus that God extends His grace to us, we can’t help but give God the praise for what He has done.

Prepare for Worship
   As you prepare your heart for worship Sunday morning read Psalm 131 as you calm and quiet your soul.