Regina K. Carson, Chesterfield, VA

Scripture: Psalm 116:13

When our smallest grandchild was two, her older brother and sister taught her the gesture of toasting using her little plastic cup.

One day when she came to our house, without anyone noticing, she went into our china cabinet and picked out the largest goblet she could find.

Triumphantly, she entered the room where we were and raised the glass to us all.

Everyone scrambled to get the breakable glass away from her, but the joyful look on her face was priceless.

In today’s Scripture, we learn that the ancient Hebrews lifted a cup of Salvation to God in response to all he had done for them.

It seems like an odd custom, but it makes me wonder – how do we celebrate God’s goodness to us?

Raising our glasses in praise?

What about praying before our meal? Telling others of His wonder?

Or do we feel compelled to give special donations in response to answered prayers?

Do we thank Him every night for the blessing of His presence with us?

When He looks down, does He see joyful looks on our faces?

We need to find our largest goblets and raise them to the Lord!


Father, we thank you for our many blessings.

Please teach us how to praise you.


A daily Lenten devotional reprinted with permission from The Society of St. Andrew to inspire help sharing nourishing food with neighbors in need. 

Every $1 donated provides more than 40 servings to those in greatest need. A donation of $47 for the 47 days in Lent provides more than 1,880 servings. 

What a way to celebrate the resurrection of hope and lift the cup of salvation for our hungry neighbors! 

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