Psalm 85:6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?
Revive means, “to regain life, consciousness, or strength”. It also means to “give new strength or energy to.” As I read this definition, my imaginations went back to a time someone with whom I was speaking had a heart attack right in front of me. He said he wasn’t feeling well, then went pale, and collapsed. Life left. I remember the panic and uncertainty of that moment. But I also remember when one of the ladies jumped into action, and began to do CPR. After what seemed like an eternity, the paramedics came and shocked his heart back into motion. They got a pulse, and over the course of a couple days, he was revived.
There is a spiritual parallel between Psalm 85:6 and this story. The Psalmist understood that there are times when our spiritual condition needs revival. There are times that our prayer life needs revival. There our times where our thought life needs revival. There are times where our “first love” relationship needs revival. And how bout our Bible reading? Our relationship with our spouse or children? Our ministry? And it’s at that point we, like the Psalmist, must seek “spiritual CPR”. We must seek a reviving from above.
This morning might we seek a reviving from on high. For once we do, we can truly rejoice in Him. Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?