Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
Psalm 100 is a joyful song of celebration and thanksgiving.
To recognize God as Creator gives meaning to our life, and it leaves no space for existential doubts on our origins, purpose and destiny in life. In the heart of a Christian there is a sense of belonging, because God says we are “the sheep of His pasture” vs. 3.
Are there no reasons in my life for happiness?
Are there not enough reasons to be proud of my origins?
Do I have doubts about the future?
To know and to believe that God made me is a great antidote for pessimist and depressive feelings. Even though Creation’s original perfection has been stained by sin, there is still hope of restoration.The Psalm states that the Lord’s mercy lasts forever. That gives me the certainty that His blood purifies my life. His arms are open for me and His hands are ready to guide me.
Be joyful, praise and bless the name of the LORD!
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists