Wednesday, July 28, 2021

 

[Psalm 18;32-50]

He gives his king great victories;

he shows unfailing love to his anointed,

to David and to his descendants forever.

Psalm 18:50

 

Today's scripture is full of promises

such as God arms me with STRENGTH,

keeps my way SECURE,

He TRAINS my hands for battle,

SUSTAIN and PROVIDE a broad road.

 

"It is God who arms me with strength" in verse 1 

is repeated again in verse 39.

"you armed me with strength for battle"

 

But what caught my eyes was verse 40.

"He gives king great victories; 

he shows unfailing love to his anointed"

 

God's love is active.  It says He "shows" his love.

I put a line under this verse and wrote 

"He SHOWS unfailing love" on the margin.

I wondered to whom I can show this love to today.

 

Lately, it's been so hot.

When it gets really hot, I don't want to cook,

especially in front of the hot stove.

So, naturally we've been eating 

a lot of cold noodles with raw vegetables.

It's been awhile since we had any soup or casserole.

 

But after reading this verse today, 

I decided to put a little care into the dinner menu.

I cooked meat and made soy bean casserole.

I also steamed cabbage.

 

When my son came home from work,

he smelled dinner right away.

He noticed a lot of banchan which was more than our usual kimchee

and appreciated my cooking.

 

We were able to have a nice dinner together

just because I decided to "show" a little bit of love into the dinner menu.

 

I guess love has to be expressed after all.