“You who fear the Lord, praise him! All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him; stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel!
For he did not despise or abhor the affliction of the afflicted; he did not hide his face from me, but heard when I cried to him.” (Psalm 22:23-24)
If you are afraid to make “new beginnings” with the Lord because you still have “old sins” and past mistakes, fear not! God and Christ our Lord want us to make “new beginnings”, as many new beginnings as we need. This is one of the themes of Lent, to resolve and resolve anew to live a more Christian and Godly life.
“From you comes my praise in the great congregation; my vows I will pay before those who fear him. The poor shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the Lord.
May your hearts live forever!” (Verses 25-26)
“Happy hearts!” Hearts that are filled with God’s love and express God’s love! These are the hallmarks of “new beginnings.”
“All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord; and all the families of the nations shall worship before him.
For dominion belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations.
To him, indeed, shall all who sleep in the earth bow down; before him shall bow all who go down to the dust, and I shall live for him.” (Verses 27-29)
Everyone on the earth – the healthy and content, the poor and needy, and those whose days are few upon the earth – all shall worship God, and God is Lord over all of them. The news of our Lord and God will travel to all places and through all times!
“Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord, and proclaim his deliverance to a people yet unborn, saying that he has done it.” (Verses 30-31)