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, for soon will plow through the lean and lucrative times of life. La Chaim! To life!
More so… 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. I can’t count that high! Never was good at math!
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 horrid 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 what is falling hopelessly and helplessly away. A cross that appears to be the end of the road, when in reality it’s the way to God Himself. The only way, as it turns out. That’s salvation!
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. ‘…in the presence of all his people.’ His people. Not just anyone. No dissenters or mockers allowed. No more taunting laughter at the things of the Lord. For in His presence are His people who love Him.
This wedding toast is in the company of 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! To Him! To Him alone! La Chaim! To life…everlasting!
Prayer: Lord, we thank you for all your gifts. All from your Son Jesus. In whose name we pray. Amen.