“You will say in that day: ‘I will give thanks to you, O Lord, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me. Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.’” (Isaiah 12:1-

Isaiah prophesied of the coming of the Messiah and the establishment of His awesome kingdom. In that day, we will offer Him ecstatic praise. What else can we do when all these things come to pass? We will be praising and rejoicing for eternity. The first reason we praise Him is because we want to thank Him for His deliverance and salvation. He has forgiven our sins. He is not angry with us for He loves us more than we can think or imagine.

We also praise God for Jesus. He is the Lord our God, the wellspring of life. Those who come to Him and drink of these waters find strength, wisdom and new life for ever and ever. Salvation and eternal life are found no where else in the universe but in this well of life. Then we want to praise Him for has bound together all believers in Himself as the one righteous community of faith. In Jesus and in that community, the unity and peace which all humanity longs for and struggles toward today will be ours. It will not be established by governmental fiat or by the efforts of human beings, but by God Himself. This then is what we declare to the nations. We praise God that they might hear the Good News of life that is in no other but in Him. We have found the greatest news, the meaning and purpose of life and we must share it with others before it is too late. If we do not tell them the good news then they will perish. The joy we have in the Lord enables us to preach the gospel to everyone we meet