“Envoys will come out of Egypt; Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God. Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praises to the Lord,” (Psalm 68:31-32)
Around the world and throughout history, there are in those nations many whose hearts have been turned to the Lord. Even in our time, thousands of years later, though decimated, Ethiopia raises her hands to You, O Lord. Let me learn this lesson and know that You are the One God throughout the ages, for all ages are but a moment in Your eyes. Let me sing my praises to You now and always.
Lord, help me to see the consistency throughout history of those nations which have come to You. Yes, I know nations are people, with an identity which can be seen and understood. Let me understand these things so that I may trust and know that Your Word abides forever. Help me trust when I am untrusting and believe when unbelieving.
Lord of all, You have created the path for the faithful to walk, praise, sing and have their being. Guide me along this path for Your name’s sake that I would now and always hold fast to the truth You have revealed. Lead me to learn faithfulness and become as You are according to Your Word. May I now and always be faithful in humility and bold in grace as You lead. Amen.