“Tell Your Story”
Psalm 107:1-2, 8,37-38
Book Five of Psalms is an accounting and sacred record of gratitude and
thanksgiving for the delivering hand of Yahweh. Set in the context of
the last division of the book, it focuses upon the readiness to praise
God for blessings and daily sustenance. Psalm 107 serves as a call to
worship for all people who believe in the existence and nearness of
God, to open their mouths and to tell their story.
God’s goodness, in this Psalm, is declared through all the cycles of life
with confidence and assurance. The journey of God’s people is not
without trouble and difficulty, and yet there is good reason to be
thankful for the divine intervention of help and hope. In the experience
of wandering, hungry, thirst, homelessness, bondage, rebellion,
foolishness, suffering, sickness, existential darkness, and the storms of
life, God’s love and redemption are manifested.
Repeatedly in the Psalm, those in trouble and those facing difficulty cry
out to the Lord and each time are met with holy joy as they experience
the deliverance of God. Those who have been lifted, comforted, fed,
healed, set free and housed do not hold back but give thanks to God,
for God is good. As they sow seeds in the fields and plant vineyards that
yield a fruitful harvest; and God blesses them.
What story will you tell?
Pastor Dumas A. Harshaw, Jr.