I will recount the gracious deeds of the Lord, the praiseworthy acts of the Lord, because of all that the Lord has done for us, and the great favor to the house of Israel that he has shown them according to his mercy, according to the abundance of his steadfast love. For he said, “Surely they are my people, children who will not deal falsely”; and he became their savior in all their distress. It was no messenger or angel but his presence that saved them; in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.
Food for Thought:
In this passage, the writer talks about praising God. What would you like to praise God for this day?
Praise is our cry, O Holy One of Israel, for you have come among us and borne our burdens. Give us open hearts that we might embrace our suffering sisters and brothers, and welcome Jesus in the hospitality we show to exiles. Amen.