Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Psalm 100:1 (NIV)
All the Earth
Canada is blessed with some of the best soil in the world. For example, Charlottetown Soil is vivid red. As a fine, sandy soil it’s ideal for growing PEI’s famous potatoes. Weyburn Soil in Saskatchewan is chocolate brown. This loamy soil is typical of the mixed grass plains and is well suited for growing cereals, pulses, and oilseeds. In the Northwest Territories Hay River Soil is brown. It is located along the floodplain of the Hay River and is suitable for growing hay and cool season vegetables.
There isn’t a lot of joy in the world these days, it seems. We watch as wars break out, and our hearts are broken by man’s inhumanity to man. We live in a world that craves peace and reconciliation, but human attempts to bring these about always fall short. In hope, the First World War was called the War to End All Wars, but that turned out to be such false hope. The 20th century was filled with war and that continues into the 21st. At the same time, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is spreading across the globe like never before. God is building His Church, just as Jesus said would happen. The gates of hell are being demolished one village at a time around the world, and millions are being set free from the prison of fear, sin, shame, and guilt. No wonder the Psalmist writes in Psalm 100:1: “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.” God is at work in our world today. His people are serving those who are hurting. Followers of Jesus are sharing the good news of Jesus and lives are experiencing the peace that only He can bring. Shout for joy!
These have been words from the heart.