To God, of course! Lift high your glass and toast the Lord of All! Like at a wedding, wishing the man and woman to find joy and happiness together. La Chaim! To life!
To God! To life eternal, given freely to us in His Son Jesus! For making us a family of faith. For so many blessings, hard to number.
Psalm 116: 13–‘I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord…’ See what I mean? Time to toast the Lord our God! For what? For salvation. For forgiveness. Freedom from the effects of our sin. We have no idea how deep a hole we’ve dug for ourselves through ungodly rebellion.
God knows and He stoops down to lift us up. A helping hand. A strong arm to lift up. A cross that appears to be the end of the road, when in reality the way to God. The only way.
Psalm 116: 14–‘I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.’ A toast to God who creates a new family of faith. HIS people. Not just anyone. No dissenters or mockers. For in His presence are His people who love Him.
This toast is from all who receive an invitation and respond positively to it. In our case, if we’ve RSVP’d ‘yes’ to Jesus, confessing our sins and repenting of them, wanting most of all to have Him in our lives, then together we can lift high the cup of salvation to the Lord our God!
A toast! With Thanksgiving! La Chaim! To our Lord!
Lord, we are your thankful people. Because of Jesus. Amen.