Liturgy: The Beauty of God’s Love
We are engraved on the palms of his hands.
What is the King’s Liturgy? King’s Liturgy defines our experience together as a Christian community. It outlines the rhythms we celebrate with the Church at large: Scripture readings, Sabbath habits, and celebration of Holy Days and historical events.
This Week’s Scripture Readings
This week’s liturgy is contributed by Lydia Marlin, Marketing Coordinator:
My heart overflows with a pleasing theme;
I address my verses to the king;
my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe. (Psalm 45:1)
The Lord loves His people more than we can imagine. In fact, the Sons of Korah were so overwhelmed with the beauty of God’s love that their hearts overflowed with a love song.
Leviticus 25-27 describes laws that God gave His people through Moses: helping the stranger and the sojourner, redeeming your brother from poverty, forgiving debts, blessings for obedience, and consequences for disobedience. Often and in ways we don’t understand, the Lord pours a deep well of love and compassion out on his people. This compassion is often compared to a mother with her nursing child, “Can a woman forget her nursing child, [and] have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even they may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands” (Isaiah 49:15-16).
How beautiful is that promise?! We are engraved on the palms of his hands. Yet, while he cannot forget me, sometimes I forget him. Psalm 45 reminds me to take a page out of the Sons of Korah’s book, sit down, and let my heart overflow with a song to Him. Even amidst the chaos and tension of transitions, the summer sun rises and the flowers bloom.