February 8, 2020
Scripture: Psalm 30:10-12
Hear, O Lord, and be gracious to me! O Lord, be my helper!” You have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, so that my soul may praise you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever.
Thought for the Day: As a kid, we used to visit an older couple who had worked with my parents during their college days. These two amazing people had remained very supportive of my family, especially us kids. In their home was this enormous stereo console, as big as a couch. You lifted-up the wooden top to reveal the record player. The couple had many LP recordings, including the amazing voice of Ella Fitzgerald. I wish I had a few of those albums now as they probably have some good value. I remember her unique style, and so I wasn’t surprised when I came across recently a quote from her: The only thing better than singing is more singing. It echos the words of the song: How Can I Keep From Singing. The author of the Psalm appears to know that experience. Tomorrow in worship, the community will spend time singing and reflecting on the songs that have shaped our faith.
Prayer: How can I keep from singing praises unto you, O Lord my God! My joy is but a reflection of your gifts shared with me and the world. Amen.
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