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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for April 24, 2015

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FRIDAY, April 24

Psalm 105:5 Remember the marvels he has done, his wonders and the judgments of his mouth.

The psalms are frequently divided into different categories. For example, some are classified as psalms of thanksgiving, others are royal psalms or psalms of lament. Psalm 105 is called a salvation history psalm. In it, the psalmist recalls and recites all the marvelous things that God has done for God’s people.

Particularly if they were going through rough times in the present, the ancient Israelites recalled all that God had done for them in the past. This helped to reassure them that their God—who had delivered and sustained them in the past—would deliver and sustain them again in the future.

What about us? We too need to remember. Particularly in uncertain times, it is easy to forget that God has been with us through all of our days. Reflect on your own life. When has God sustained, protected, and delivered you? Can you trust that this same God will sustain, protect, and deliver you in the future? Perhaps all of us should write our own salvation history psalms. What would be included in yours?

PRAY for the Diocese of The New Guinea Islands (Papua New Guinea)

Ps 105:1-22 * 105:23-45; Daniel 6:1-15; 2 John 1-13; Luke 5:12-26

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