Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Empowering Fellowship Psalms 146 Matthew George Carmel MTC, Boston, MA V5. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God. Christian fellowship is an important part of our faith. Coming together as a faith community allows us to support one another, gain strength and reflect upon God’s love for humankind. Being present in fellowship with other believers helps us to build strength in order to face adverse circumstances in life and also reinforces the fact that we are not alone in this world. More importantly, fellowship helps us to grow in our faith. Psalm 146 states that praises are due to God for what He is and what He does. Both Jews and Christians revere this Psalm. In Judaism this Psalm in its entirety is recited daily during their celebration of ‘Pesukei Dezimra’. Also, during the middle ages, this Psalm was recited by Christians during the Vespers on Thursday, according to the rule of St. Benedict, fixed in 530 AD.