Psalm 100 "Make a joyful noise"
Item Number: R106
The card outside.
Make a joyful noise...
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before
His presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord He is God, it is He
that hath made us, and not we ourselves,
we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
and into His courts with praise:
be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good: His mercy is everlasting;
and His truth endureth to all generations.
The card inside
Praise & Worship
Keep your mind steadfast, on wondrous Godly things.
Lift praises, and thanksgivings high
for all that our God brings.
Let it rise toward heaven, a spiritual commune,
a sacrifice of praise to God, to Him a sweet perfume.
Let our lives reflect God’s love throughout all our days,
so those who are affected, in turn will give God praise.
Let God return his wondrous joy,
for the praising that you do.
and feel the joy that praise does bring,
as I thank God for you.
Bridgette Mongeon © 1997
God’s Word -Psalm 100
“Make a Joyful Noise...”
From the desk of Sculptor - Bridgette Mongeon
Praise the Lord,
How can one say or sing the words from Psalm 100 without having a little more bounce in their step? I love to give thanks to God. It is one of my best defense tactics against any sort of depression or grumbling. I just start thanking God for everything and my grumbling spirit goes away. It is so easy to think of what you want, what you don’t have, but when you begin to focus on the many, many blessings that God has already given you, you begin to see how very
generous he has been and how very much you have. A thankful attitude changes you from the inside.
In the Old Testament, God’s people would offer up an animal sacrifice for the forgiveness of sin and for thanksgiving (Lev 7:12). They would also burn incense, believing it would rise as “a sweet smell unto the Lord.” In the New Testament we find that Jesus became the sacrificial lamb and our praises are as the sweet smelling incense. Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a
fragrant offering and sacrifice to God... therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name (Eph 5:1-2). I am thrilled to find that my simple praises and thanking God are as a sweet incense to the Lord.
I have recently been exposed to the praise and worship of the Jewish and Messianic faith. There is such purity, and wholeness in this worship. The dance, song, even the words of the Torah as they are sung. One of my closest friends is also Jewish. I know that when we pray and praise God together, it is the same God. Therefore I felt it important to include this young Jewish boy in this Psalm 100 sculpture, honoring God together with his Gentile friends in sweet praises.
We thank You now Lord for the wonderful and many blessings that You give us in our lives. Accept our thanksgiving and praise and let it rise to You. Thank You Lord for loving the simple praises and thanksgivings that we give.