Let the peoples praise you, O God!

Max Jeganathan, now serving in Singapore, preaching on John 11: The God of the Impossible.

1 May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face shine on us—
2 so that your ways may be known on earth,
your salvation among all nations.
3 May the peoples praise you, God;
may all the peoples praise you.
4 May the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for you rule the peoples with equity
and guide the nations of the earth.
5 May the peoples praise you, God;
may all the peoples praise you!
— Psalm 67 [NIVUK]

One of the things that never ceases to enthuse me about this city is the myriad of languages one hears and the various ethnicities one notices as you walk the streets.  I have never lived in a place so diverse! Indeed, in our church, worshipping with us each week we have representatives present from 4 continents, and our alumni network stretches into all but Antarctica. Every Sunday, we are but a microcosm of God’s redeeming work in all cultures, so it’s not out of the ordinary for our prayers to gravitate toward what God is doing outside the UK. And as sad as it is in this transient city to have so many people leave us each year, it is an immense privilege cultivate ministry partnerships and continue relationships with our family members now spread out across the globe. Our prayers go with our friends Gerson & Hannah, Max & Fiona, and Zac as they continue to be faithful to the call of God upon their lives.