In a book whose title means "Songs of Praise", it is surprising that Psalm 8 is the first actual praise psalm, but it is. For many of you, this psalm will seem familiar as v1 and 9 have been used in songs (Sandi Patti had a popular one), and verses 4-6 appear in the New… Continue reading Finally one we can sing
I thought about moving on from Psalm 7, but I can't yet. There is still so much in the psalm that I haven't written about. And for me, the writing helps me soak in the truths that God has shown me. So in a way, you get to listen in on my journal through the… Continue reading But wait! There’s more!
Justice. It's a word that has been said often the last few days. People are looking for justice for George. And yesterday the verdict in a human trial with a human judge and a human jury was handed down. We all want justice. Justice for the wrongs done to us. Justice for the wrongs done… Continue reading A shadow of justice
Read Psalm 7 and see how the psalmist describes our God.
I have a problem with Psalm 6. I know I said the other day that it is beautiful, and it is. And how wonderful is it that we have a God who hears us? But I still have a problem with it. Do you know what my problem is? It is simply that the psalmist… Continue reading My problem with Psalm 6
Psalm 6 is a beautiful poem that brings hope despite the first anniversary of our two weeks to slow the spread.
Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning (lament, sighing, meditation). Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray. O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice, in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you (plead my case to you,… Continue reading How to start your day with joy
Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God.Matthew 5:8 That was this week's verse at Avalon. You can listen to the service here if you missed it. It got me thinking about our hearts and what it means to have a pure heart. Sometimes the easiest way to define something is to… Continue reading Diagnosing the Heart
Lament dominates the psalms. That seems ironic considering the books name, "Songs of Praise,. But here we find words to express our frustration and anger.
This isn't going to be my normal Psalm post though I have included Psalm 4 in it. I called this blog "What's on the Needles Today?" because it has a double meaning. It doesn't just mean what I am knitting (though I am currently knitting an open sweater vest/cardigan in a dusty purple if you… Continue reading My random thoughts on Ravi and Psalm 4