Psalm 22 – The Rest of the Story
For Easter, I thought it would be appropriate to post the rest of Psalm 22, the rest of the story. After the crucifixion, God did not turn His back on Jesus but listened to His cries for help. He was raised from the dead. As the pastor says in Lutheran churches on this wonderful resurrection day, “He is risen!” And the whole congregation responds, “He is risen, indeed!”
Because He is risen, we will praise Him in the great assembly. The whole earth will acknowledge the Lord Jesus and will return to God because of what He has done. He will be worshipped by whole families and His righteous acts will be shared from generation to generation. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!
For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be sung to the tune “Doe of the Dawn.”
22 I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters.
I will praise you among your assembled people.
23 Praise the Lord, all you who fear him!
Honor him, all you descendants of Jacob!
Show him reverence, all you descendants of Israel!
24 For he has not ignored or belittled the suffering of the needy.
He has not turned his back on them,
but has listened to their cries for help.
25 I will praise you in the great assembly.
I will fulfill my vows in the presence of those who worship you.
26 The poor will eat and be satisfied.
All who seek the Lord will praise him.
Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.
27 The whole earth will acknowledge the Lord and return to him.
All the families of the nations will bow down before him.
28 For royal power belongs to the Lord.
He rules all the nations.
29 Let the rich of the earth feast and worship.
Bow before him, all who are mortal,
all whose lives will end as dust.
30 Our children will also serve him.
Future generations will hear about the wonders of the Lord.
31 His righteous acts will be told to those not yet born.
They will hear about everything he has done.
“The whole earth will acknowledge the Lord and return to him.
All the families of the nations will bow down before him”. . . and all God’s people say, “Amen!” Thanks
JD, Amen! Won’t that be most an awesome day! The sooner the better, as far as I’m concerned. Peace, Linda
Thank you, Linda
He is risen indeed!!! ( What a wonderful way the story ends 🙂 )
Ann, But the story doesn’t end there really, because each day He changes us who believe, and new believers claim His promises every day! And He will come again when the time is right. But it is wonderful how this chapter in the story ends. Hope you and the family had a wonderful day. Peace, Linda
I was singing “That’s Love” as I read your post. The line “That’s not how the story ends, three days later He rose again!” was echoing in my head 🙂
You are so right. That chapter may have ended but our story is still being written in Him.
Today was great, thanks kindly. Our Sunday services are called ‘Celebration Services’ but this one was extra special. It was wonderful being in corporate worship singing and dancing to the glory of His name 🙂
Thanks again. Blessings to you and yours.
Thank you for the ending to Psalm 22 today. 🙂 I love that last line, that they will hear about everything He has done. Amen. Thanks for all you do to make sure we hear! God bless you on “He is Risen” day!
Deb, I love that last line, too! So glad He is risen, indeed! Peace, Linda
Excellent post thanks for sharing. I enjoy reading and writing poems very much. It’s very relaxing. Thanks again.
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