Book of Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
I will exalt you, O LORD,
because you have lifted me up *
and have not let my enemies triumph over me.
O LORD my God, I cried out to you, *
and you restored me to health.
You brought me up, O LORD, from the dead; *
you restored my life as I was going down to the grave.
Sing to the LORD, you servants of his; *
give thanks for the remembrance of his holiness.
You have turned my wailing into dancing; *
you have put off my sack-cloth and clothed me with joy.
Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing; *
O LORD my God, I will give you thanks for ever.
What a beautiful expression of praising and thanking God. We do know that God answers prayers – even if now always how we expect or even agree with. But he has brought us through a lot and continues to lift us up – as Fr. Henry pointed out in his homily last week and the Footprints poem. So if you haven’t done so lately – thank and praise him for his goodness and for his Salvation! And if you haven’t joined us for services lately, come by and praise with your friends at All Souls.