As we gather today, to discuss various things, and as we think about the storms we sometimes encounter, these words of Leslie Brandt, based on our Psalm, are encouraging:

How wonderful is our God

and how we love to sing in praise of God.

Whereas we are often frightened,

when we think about the future

and confused and disturbed by the changing events about us,

still our hearts are secured and made glad when we remember how God has cared for us throughout the past.

God has kept us through the stormy past;

God will secure and guide us through the perils of the future.

We need never be overcome by fear,

no matter how uncertain the months and years ahead of us.


Leslie Brandt, Psalms Now (Adapted).