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"Go, then, to all peoples, everywhere... you will be witnesses for me to the ends of the earth."
Jesus of Nazareth, c 30 AD
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"International Presbytery, 2016 AD
Thought for Sunday 12th July
(from Rev E. Foggitt)
“But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me.”
Sin - the word with the “I” in the middle - can be understood as putting oneself first, ahead of God. But it is also about distance: sin is that which separates us and distances us from God. The well-known poster reads “If God feels far away, who moved?” But somehow the psalmist has dragged himself back to faith and trust and the result is joy.
Reflection: The less obvious, but crucial element of faith here is gratitude; it’s what lies behind rejoicing in salvation (v5). Can you make thankfulness a part of your daily prayer?