A familiar saying

Isn’t it interesting when we discover the origin of familiar sayings? While a number of our common sayings can be attributed to Shakespeare, there are others that come straight from scripture. While we often offer up “out of the mouths of babes” alongside a chuckle for something wise or comical a child has said, that isn’t the way it is used here.

In this verse, the psalmist describes a God who is so powerful that God does not need armies or great powers for support. The praises sung from the mouths of babes and infants are powerful enough to build up a wall of strength! Out of the mouths of babes!

The rest of the psalm talks about how amazing God’s creations are and how mind-boggling it is that God’s love and care of us is so great. These short verses speak truth of God’s magnificence and humanity’s blessedness.

“O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (verses 1,9) God is great indeed!

Open our eyes to your power in our world and the ways you bless our lives with your grace and love. Amen. — JM

Contributed by Joanna Miller

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