“Thanksgiving for God’s Goodness”

Psalm 103 by King David.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me,  bless his holy name.
 do not forget all his benefits—
who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the Pit, 

who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The Lord works … justice for all who are oppressed.
The Lord is merciful and gracious,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
He will not always accuse, nor will he keep his anger for ever.
10 He does not deal with us according to our sins,
    nor repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heavens are high above the earth,
    so great is his steadfast love towards those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
    so far he removes our transgressions from us.
13 As a father has compassion for his children,
    so the Lord has compassion for those who fear him.
14 For he knows how we were made; he remembers that we are dust.

17 But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting
    on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children,
18 to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.

19 The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom     rules over all
Bless the Lord, O my soul.

Psalm 103 by King David expands our meditations on Thanksgiving this year.  “God’s goodness” could point to many things.  Much of the psalm talks about God’s anger at sin and the forgiveness we are offered.  I can’t improve on David’s words so invite you to read the psalm, listen to it put to music, and reflect on forgiveness and what a wonderful gift it is.  Blessings.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXttZ5rd1Qk

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