The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
Psalm 118:24 NIV
If you are a foodie and a Canadian, here are a couple of things to rejoice over. Canada eats more doughnuts than any other country in the world. We also have more doughnut shops per capita than any other country in the world. Each year 30 million people eat over 1 billion doughnuts. Australia’s favourite pizza, Hawaiian, is a Canadian invention. You’re welcome, Oz.
There are many hints in the Hebrew Scriptures of the coming of Jesus into the world. King David seemed to have a particular ability to look ahead to the coming of the Messiah. In Psalm 118 he looks ahead to Jesus’ rejection by the world’s authorities, and as only the Kingdom of God can do, His becoming the cornerstone upon which He would build that Kingdom. We read this in Psalm 118:24: “The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.” The verses that lead up to this one say, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvellous in our eyes.” This is clearly a prophecy about Jesus Christ. Rejected by the religious authorities and by the crowd that had just rejoiced at His arrival to Jerusalem hours before, Jesus would become the foundation of the Kingdom of God and the cornerstone upon which God would build His Church. The Lord has done this, and those of us who have experienced His grace rejoice in all He has done. Imagine, God had our redemption planned from before the foundation of the world and He revealed it to King David. Let us rejoice today and be glad.
These have been words from the heart.