The Redeemed Say So: Nov 18-22 BRD

Speak up and speak out if you have been redeemed! It’s too good to keep in. It’s too exciting to keep quiet about it. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so! That is the upbeat, joyous tone of Psalm 107. There are numerous ways the Lord redeems His people. The psalm mentions those who wandered in the desert searching for shelter. The Lord led them to a city. Some had rebelled against the Lord and found themselves in prison on the verge of death. They cried to the Lord, and He delivered them. Some suffered from the consequences of their own sin. The Lord sent His Word and healed them. Some were caught in a storm on the sea. The Lord brought them to a safe haven. The Lord performs great works for His people all the time. He not only brought the seafarers to a safe haven, but He had brought the storm too! He “turns rivers into a desert” and “turns a desert into pools of water.” He shows us our need and then meets it. When we know we are spent, cry to the Lord, and see Him deliver, we then have something to sing about! Of course, the greatest act of deliverance for His children is not from hunger, prison, or storm but from emptiness and sinfulness of soul. “For He satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul He fills with good things” (v9). We, as God’s children, have much to sing about. God has delivered us in numerous ways but especially in a saving way. Let us “tell of His deeds in songs of joy” (v22). Say so—you who have been redeemed!