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Psalm 113 (NIV) 

Psalm 113 (The Message) 

There is no one like the wonderful, faithful, and loving God we find in the scriptures and meet most fully in Jesus.

The Psalmists opens us up to the wonder and blessings of God.  God raises the poor and lifts the needy.  He seats them with princes and honored guests and gives them a place of honor.  The Lord has a heart for broken and hurting people.  And thank God, that he has compassion for sinners.

God delights in transforming lives.  We experience this through his love, grace, presence, and care.  God in Jesus transforms us from “selfishness to sharing, from uselessness to usefulness, from sickness to health, and from death to life” (Rueben P. Job, A Guide to Prayer For All Who Walk with God).

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10, RSV).

What is in your heart today?  Do you have a heart for hurting people?  What can you do today to make life better, brighter, and more blessed for someone else?