Psalm 77 Reflection:
The response to the psalm today is lovely; “Never forget the deeds of the Lord.”
The psalm opens with a call to us to pass on what we have heard and what we know to be true, to our children and grandchildren.
We are not to hide the deeds of the Lord from those who are coming after us, we are to be sure to lead by word and example and make sure that our children and the next generation know what God has done for us.
The psalm also goes on to say that our children should then tell to their children what has happened in their lives and thus keep the story of Jesus and the story of God’s work alive and active.
But the psalm also calls on us to be ‘loyal to what we hear and not to be a defiant and rebellious race, a race with a fickle heart, whose spirit is unfaithful to God.’
There is one thing you can say for certain: human nature does not change. These words apply as much to us today as they did to the people who wrote them. We are always divided in society into those who accept God’s authority and those who don’t.
For us, the question is, ‘in each particular circumstance what side do I choose?’
When we look at our little huffs and petty grudges we see that quite often the authority of God and his command to forgive is not what we want to hear.