December 5 - Praise
“Hallelujah! How pleasant it is to honor him with praise!”- Psalm 147:1
Whenever I feel uplifted by a crisp Fall day, or down & out of sorts, I go for a long walk along the Ashley River, or along the paths at BG. Being in the middle of God’s Creation, I look, listen and praise God for all his blessings. Beauty & fresh air are stirring to my soul.
Reading any of the “Praise Psalms” (145-150, 111-117, & 48) lifts us all into the greater life of God & his plans for us. Praise is the centerpiece of our faith and prayer. Thanks be to God for awakening praise in our hearts.
—The Rev. Mary Johnstone, Grace Church Cathedral, Charleston, (and a resident at Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community)
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As part of this effort to create a global, online advent calendar -- led by Forward Movement -- we will share a new word each day from November 28-December 25, 2021, with meditations from people around the diocese. Each day, the meditation will be accompanied by an image relating to the word of the day as well.