Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19

I love the Lord, because he has heard
    my voice and my supplications.
Because he inclined his ear to me,
    therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

Reflection – Wes Jeffcoat

In Psalm 116, the psalmist offers praise to the Lord for the deliverance from death.  During Easter we celebrate the death and resurrection of our savior, Jesus Christ.  We acknowledge that Jesus died for us to ensure our eternal life.  He delivered us from eternal death.  The psalmist recognizes that God and God alone, was the one that heard his voice, his cry for mercy and saved him.  The psalmist pledges to be committed to and to call on God as long as he lives and not be tempted by the temptations he, like us, face every day.  We too should celebrate, and praise God for hearing us and saving us and likewise, we should continue to trust and call on God for as long as we live.