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In the Office: Let the Redeemed Tell Their Story

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
His love endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story—
(Psalm 107:1-2)

The activity of God in our lives always invites a response that moves in at least two directions: “God-ward” in praise and thanksgiving, and “Other-ward” in testimony and witness. And the evening psalm in today’s Daily Office — Psalm 107 —provides a wonderful example of what this response looks like when it is practiced by God’s people.

Each “stanza” of this psalm follows a set pattern:

Of course, observations like this could easily become little more than an exercise in structural analysis — unless we make them our own! What might a psalm that tells your story look like today? For me, it might look something like this:

All of us have a story to tell; and one of the privileges that we’re given as children of God is the privilege of telling that story in a way that points other people to God’s goodness and grace.

Psalm 107 concludes: “Let the one who is wise heed these things and ponder the loving deeds of the LORD” (v. 43). May we be wise stewards of the stories that have been entrusted to us. And may God receive glory through all the stories that we tell.

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