For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. (Psalm 92:4)

One of the experiences I miss in these times is dining in restaurants where the chef or server prepares the dish in front of you. Whether it’s sauteing a juicy steak or mixing a fresh salad, food is only prepared in the kitchen these days. The skillful hands of the chef can no longer be seen. 

The psalmist praises God for the work of His hands. In particular, the punishment of evildoers (v10-11) and the flourishing of God’s people (v12-15). Like chef preparing their dish, God’s works were prepared and shaped throughout history as He promised His savior to defeat sin and death despite the many failures and rebellions from God’s people. When Jesus came into the world, He finished the work that the Father had given Him to pay for the sins of His people on the cross. Three days later, God’s work was again displayed when He raised Jesus from the dead. 

In response to God great work, let us sing for joy that He has defeated our enemies sin, death and Satan, and He is shaping us to be more like Him through the flourishing of the fruit of the Spirit. Praise God for His great work!