Psalm 67

Currently in the midst of a chronological Bible reading plan, one of the most eye opening aspects has been to read the story of the life of David (in 1 and 2 Samuel) interspersed with the Psalms. I get to read the story of David and the Psalms he wrote during specific times in his life, and reacting to different events. David being a musician, expressed things in Psalms, and now it certainly puts into context the written works. As a creative person, in different times of my life I produce work out of the events, moods, seasons, worries, and thoughts at the time. I look back at sketches and remember what I was questioning, what I was worried about, and visually see how I processed those things. 

Earlier this year in DTS I was questioning what my part to play is, how I can contribute to serving others, expressing my faith through the actions in my life and I made a quick sketch at the time. Recently I came across Psalm 67 and one of the main ideas is that God blesses his people for the sake of the nations. I have been privileged beyond measure in my life so far (family, friends, school, work, church, travel) and not everyone has that same advantage.  With a clear opportunity to serve with my skillset, I see how God has shaped me and my life, and now I have an opportunity to serve others. YWAM Lausanne is a place where people from all over the world come together, and they go out into all the world and serve. What an amazing connection to Psalm 67!

 
 

Psalm 67

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm. A song.

1 May God be gracious to us and bless us
    and make his face shine on us—
2 so that your ways may be known on earth,
    your salvation among all nations.

3 May the peoples praise you, God;
    may all the peoples praise you.
4 May the nations be glad and sing for joy,
    for you rule the peoples with equity
    and guide the nations of the earth.
5 May the peoples praise you, God;
    may all the peoples praise you.

6 The land yields its harvest;
    God, our God, blesses us.
7 May God bless us still,
    so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.