We are a people who want to live. Life is strewn of poor choices with destructive results. All of us get in the way of our own fulfillment and joy in life. The God of the ages is One who takes pleasure in His people and is not intimidated by the problems we face in life, whether we created our own problems or problems that are imposed on us. In fact, the LORD we serve has no reluctance about the cost of our redemption, as His heart is to “adorn the humble with salvation”—He wants to be a part of dressing us up in transforming our lives from within and without.
Praise the Lord.
Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people.
Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King.
Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp.
For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.Psalm 149: 1 & 4
The song given to us has themes of rejoicing, gladness, and celebration. We should celebrate life, crowning the humble in victory through the serving of our fellow-man—working productively in our community—and engaging in learning as a way of celebrating life. Whatever the focus of redemption might be, as the ever-changing world in which we live may change the shape and appearance continually, God has different answers to each and every different problem. Life is abounding with goodness when we celebrate life through serving our fellow man. When we determine that we want fulfillness we should serve others and humble ourselves to receive His answers, knowing that He only intends good things for us and takes pleasure in our salvation.
Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.Matthew 10:39
To learn more about our ideas about serving others check out some of our guiding documents.
An alignment of the Headstart Parent, Family Community Engagement Framework to Agora’s Wheels Within Wheels Christian Community Development Program Model