“For by their own sword they did not possess the land, And their own arm did not save them, But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence, For You favored them.” Psalm 44:3 (NASB)
It’s Veterans Day in the United States. On this day we honor those who have served in our armed forces. One of the ways that the Children of Israel preserved their history and it’s stories was in songs. Psalm 44 is a song written for the purpose of remembering what God had done for them in securing the Promised Land and to offer up prayer and thanksgiving to God. It was good for them to remember that God was the one giving them the victory. Although God is Spirit this song says uses terms we can visualize. His right hand, His arm, and the light of His face, protects and providentially cares for us out of His love for us. We can rejoice that God is the same today and Christians around the globe are God’s children and members of His family wherever we are. He cares for us and watches over us just as He did for the people of Israel. As we reflect we can remember the ways God has intervened in our lives and it is by His grace and power and wisdom that we make it through day by day.