I’ve probably posted this before. Facebook pulled it up today. I have been feeling bummed out because I cannot sing anymore. So it hit home. I can still mouth the words, listen to others, read the hymn books and sometimes I can harmonize a bit if it is low enough. I have much to remember Him in song even if the sound is not great. This blog from Facebook seven years ago.
NOTE ON PSALMS. Praises, prayers, confessions, curses, complaints, word games, “trust & obey”, “woe is me”, history, instructions, testimonies. It seems to me most any song/chorus fits in there someplace. DAVID, SOLOMON, AND ME. I don’t know how many songs or psalms David wrote, but I do know he wrote a lot of them. Besides song writin’ and harp playin’, David was good at repentin’ as evidenced by his lament in Psalm 51. I know Solomon wrote 1004 songs plus a love story – also called a song. He didn’t seem too good at repentin’. He probably could have stayed out of trouble better if he had written less and repented more. As for me – I have to repent before I can really praise and worship. Even on a good week, the place I long for is sitting at Jesus’ feet and feeling his forgiving grace flood over me. SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: Sitting on my sofa while watching TV, I feel like my sins are quite small and not overly abundant; I view them from an entirely different angle while sitting at the feet of Jesus. Little sins can make any kind of song sound like “sounding brass and tinkling cymbals.” The key is Colossians 3:16, “singing with grace in your hearts”. A heart that has lost its grace cannot sound like one that is full of grace. “Wonderful grace of Jesus, greater than all my sin…” (Haldor Lillenas, 1918)
Good night, Dear Friends. May the Joy of Jesus shine through you. And may you enjoy being the “passageway.”