Psalm 68:4-6 (NIVUK)
4 Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
extol him who rides on the clouds;
rejoice before him – his name is the Lord.
5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling.
6 God sets the lonely in families,
he leads out the prisoners with singing;
but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
This Sunday we were thinking about the start of The Lord’s Prayer, ‘Our Father who is in Heaven’; this week we are going to reflect further on this theme. What does it mean that God is our Father? What is his reputation, his name? Psalm 68 gives a part of the answer – God’s reputation is that of caring for the vulnerable, the lonely, the overlooked and unjustly treated, protecting them with his justice. If that is who God is, then we should make it our business to worship him and to do the same.
Our Father, enthroned in the highest, we celebrate your compassionate reign, and long to make who you are and what you do known to others.