Psalm 98 ( selected verses )
Sing to the Lord a new song
For he has done marvelous things
He has remembered love
And his faithfulness to Israel
Shout for joy to the Lord , all the earth
Burst into jubilant song with music
I was able to learn a new song this week. With the help of Garth, Karen, Gary,
a few Brostes and Youtube. Wonderful tune and fantastic words became for me a devotional.
A time of remembering and resting in the love of God. I am sure we will share the song in the
coming months but for now it is held in my heart, voice and head, both gift and discipline.
I am blessed with times such as these with friends, colleagues and people of the church.
Also this week I participated in a lively discussion of scripture where the folks disagreed on some
points and agreed on several others. Passion and intellect were on full display and yet we all
walked away together, agreeing to meet again for our greater love is for Christ and his church
not mere our limited point of view. I am blessed with such times as these with friends, colleagues
and people of the church.
You are offered on a regular basis a place where tune and text, where word, passion and intellect
are important. A place where surely we have different opinions and yet find unity in our love of God, each other
and the church. Do not neglect this gift and discipline as it is a wonder when taken seriously. It is also a gift
and discipline sorely needed in our world. Certainly we must share the grace given to us.
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