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You created each nation, and they will all bow down to worship and honor you (Psalm 86:9, CEV).

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Petrie Island Park, Orleans, ON — photo by David Kitz

Reflection

This week’s I Love the Psalms theme is bowing.

Before he ascended into heaven Jesus gave his disciples this command:

I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth! Go to the people of all nations and make them my disciples. Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to do everything I have told you. I will be with you always, even until the end of the world” (Matthew 28:18-20, CEV).

Jesus promised he would be present and engaged with us as we spread the good news of his death and resurrection among the nations. In Psalm 86 we also have the promise that our mission will be successful.

You created each nation, and they will all bow down to worship and honor you (Psalm 86:9, CEV).

In this dark world Jesus and the gospel message shine as a light—a light the world and the imps of hell cannot extinguish. As we face the future, we can have great confidence because each nation will bow down to worship and honor you.

Response: LORD God, help me to do my part to bring your gospel message to the nations. I bow before you knowing that all over the world others too will bow to worship you. Amen.

Your Turn: How are you fulfilling Christ’s final command?