It’s God, Not Us

8 Jan

Glorify the Lord, O Jerusalem;
praise your God, O Zion.
For he has strengthened the bars of your gates;
he has blessed your children within you.

He has granted peace in your borders;
with the best of wheat he fills you.
He sends forth his command to the earth;
swiftly runs his word!  (Ps 147:12-15)

We like to be “the one”.  We want to be the person in power.  We want to be the person who is known for getting things done.  We like to be in charge of our lives.

However, the simple truth is that there is someone who is greater than any of us, than all of us.  That someone is the Lord God.

We should not be troubled by it.  We should not be upset.  We should not feel like we have been upstaged.  Rather, we need to take the opportunity that comes our way on a regular basis to thank God for all that He has done for us.

Our lives have been incredibly blessed.

I greet people in the foyer of the church before and after every Mass.  When people ask me how I am, I have a standard answer, “I can’t complain.  It won’t do any good.”  That usually gets a chuckle out of people.  I have a second standard answer, “I can’t complain, I woke up on the right side of the grass today.”

When we take the time to think that our very life this day is a gift from God, it puts things into perspective.

He has blessed us.  He has filled us with the finest wheat.  He does watch over us every moment of every day.  Therefore, let us do exactly as the psalmist says:  Glorify the Lord!

FAITH ACTION:  Recount the many things that have gone right in your life and take the time to thank God for what He has done for you.