Day 100, Psalm 100

My 150 day journey through the psalms has hit the triple digits. I am happy and a bit surprised to be at day 100 and to not have missed one day. It’s been a great new habit to add to my weekly schedule and it’s been very nourishing to my hungry soul. It also means there is only 50 days left in 2022 and the cold weather is rolling in. I’m bundling up for the final 50-day stretch and looking ahead with great expectation for what I will learn.

Psalm 100 is a continuation of the celebration of God’s temple in Jerusalem. The focus is an invitation to recognize that God created us and to joyfully, with gratitude, draw near to Him. My curiosity was heightened when I read verse 3 in the amplified version.

Know and fully recognize with gratitude that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, not we ourselves (and we are His). We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

We do not hold the power to have created ourselves, we have a creator. And our creator welcomes us through his gate and into his courts. Let’s enter with a song of thanksgiving – and praise – and meet the one who calls us home. Amen.

See you tomorrow for Psalm 101

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