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Midweek Devotionals

Published weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.

Snowday Devotional 1/24/2016

Robert Chen

Dear Church:


1   Praise the Lord! 
     Praise God in his sanctuary; 
          praise him in his mighty firmament! 
2   Praise him for his mighty deeds; 
          praise him according to his surpassing greatness!


3   Praise him with trumpet sound; 
          praise him with lute and harp! 
4   Praise him with tambourine and dance; 
          praise him with strings and pipe! 
5   Praise him with clanging cymbals; 
          praise him with loud clashing cymbals! 
6   Let everything that breathes praise the Lord! 
     Praise the Lord!


I hope everyone is safe and sound. 


I did not know that snowstorms are given names, like hurricanes. This one, as many of you know, has been dubbed "Jonas." It's a great name, because "Jonas" is another version for "Jonah." 


Jonah is a terrific book in the Bible. When you have time, read it while you're inside, when you're not shoveling snow or when you're not watching football.


The thought I want to share with you today is on this morning's Psalm, Psalm 150.


It's a "hymn of praise." [For insights about different kinds of Psalms in the Bible, see:


The psalm reminds us God is always Praiseworthy. The basis of praise is given in verse 2: Praise him for his mighty deeds; 

          praise him according to his surpassing greatness!


Because God is Praiseworthy anytime and anywhere, it's always right and good (and good for us) to praise God.


So, on this unusual Sunday, let's praise the Lord in prayer, song, and conversation while we are involuntarily stuck wherever we find ourselves.