Category: Psalm

Weeping and Joy

Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning. (Psalm 30:5)For his anger is but for a moment; his favor is for a lifetime.      In the Easter Season we worship the Risen Christ that has conquered death, sorrow, and suffering.  Yet the realities of living this life confront us with …

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Being Joyful Because God Remembers

For he remembered his holy promiseand Abraham, his servant.So he brought his people out with joy,his chosen ones with singing.Psalm 105:42-43       Has God forgotten about me?  That is a question that sometimes troubles us as we struggle with the issues of faith and life.  In the Psalm above, the people of God, with …

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Baptized Dust

for out of it you were taken; you are dust,    and to dust you shall return.”(Genesis 3:19) We begin Lent with the solemn reminder of the words of our Creator, “you are from dust and you are going to dust.”  This reminder is not to make us feel worthless, but to remind us how transient …

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Kingdom Time and Our Problems

How long, O Lord? -Psalm 13:1      The Psalmist in Psalm 13, repeatedly cries out, “How long…?”  Our patience and God’s time rarely coincide.  When it comes to personal tragedy, time is always at a premium.      In Mark’s Gospel time is noted for us in times of tragedy or trial.  This keeps …

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