Every line of this song is so deeply impacting to me. It is wonderful to listen to again and again. One verse in particular: He is the hope of the hungryHe is the Lord of the feastOur Father’s house always opens wideTo welcome refugees
O Lord, why do you cast my soul away?Why do you hide your face from me? (Psalm 88:14)
You hem me in behind and before,and you lay your hand upon me.Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,too lofty for me to attain. (Ps. 139:5-6)
My Lenten Scripture reading is HERE. Today leads me to Psalm 103. I am reminded to rejoice in his mercy!
For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. (Ps. 30:5) The Lord teaches me the way of the Cross and part of that journey is the gift of mourning, or the gift of sorrow. He wantsContinue reading “The gift of mourning”
Psalm 73 There are times throughout my life where I’ve felt rage against “the system” or “evil empires” or just plain city hall. The injustices bother me, even to this day. About the time I have this internal boiling point hit maximum level, Psalm 73 comes across my path. It is a constant reminder ofContinue reading “Perspective in divisive times”
Psalm 5:3 (NIV): In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. The Lord waits for us in anticipation. Life is built on relationships, and the Lord is anticipating our waking up so he can communicate with us. Build a life of intercession. BuildContinue reading “God anticipates our relationship”
The weariness of terrorism and racism in our news last week can exhaust us. There are times when we truly wonder: How long, O Lord?” The psalm in my reading this morning gives me a reminder on perspective: “You love evil more than good; you love lying more than speaking what is right. Selah YouContinue reading “Evil in our world and what lasts”
There will always be tumultuous times. There are specific times of upheaval that have major impacts for a generation to come. I believe we have been in that specific window and it’s about to close. However, tumultuous times will always be with us.
Reading for Today: Psalm 97, 99, 100, 94, 95 Gen. 49:29-50:14 1 Cor. 11:17-34 Mark 8:1-10 This particular time period may be one of the most upside down time periods I’ve experienced in my lifetime in American Christianity.