Waynesboro Church of the Brethren Newsletter
October 15, 2017
This week we'll observe “New Members Sunday.” It will give an opportunity to recognize those folks who have joined the church in the past two or three years. After church, we'll gather for cookies, punch, and fellowship. If you have been a member here at Waynesboro and don't know some of our new members very well, this will give you a chance to meet them. Beginning this week and running clear up to Advent, our messages will focus on the Psalms. The Psalms are interesting in their context but also confusing. They are mostly David's prayer journal. Some of the Psalms are written by others. When we read the 90th Psalm we find it is written by Moses. Psalm 19 is a song written by David. It is a song of praise. Psalm 19 has two components. The first is David reflecting on God's creation and the glories of nature. The second is the glory of the Law, or the word of God, which alone meets humanities spiritual needs. As with many of David's writings the nineteenth Psalm speaks of the enormity of God and how a God so big and capable of so many things could ever love you and me. David was a shepherd when he wrote this. As a shepherd he must have had countless hours to gaze up at the sky and ponder God's creation. How vast the stars must have appeared to him. When we look at nature do we see God's handiwork? Do we even slow down long enough to ponder the mysteries of the universe? Knowing all that David knows he exclaims in Psalm 14:1, “The fool says in his heart, there is no God.” When we walk close to the Lord we cannot help but see His presence all around us. For God to work in us, and through us, we must first be aware of His presence. That is David's message and ours as well.