Wednesday, December 20, 2017

December 21 – LOVE – Psalm 89

I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord, forever; with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all  generations.
I declare that your steadfast love is established  forever; your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.

As a singer, I look for the passages that refer to music in scripture and this one resonates (a singing activity) with me.

I have made a number of life changes over this past summer. I have returned to my home of West Virginia after 20 years away. The state is different with both improvements (some increased educational opportunity and some economic benefits) and tragedies (mountain top removal, strip mining, the opioid epidemic). 

I am here to be steadfast, to be true to the values I have held dear, to stand with other members of my community reclaiming the goodness of the neighborhood, the obligation to steward the earth well, and the responsibility to compassionately care for each other. It requires God because I am surely not enough.

And I need not be. 

I can just share the Psalmist. 
And be the Psalmist. 

I declare steadfastness of love and enduring faithfulness for all from age to age! Alleluia! Amen!

-- Maggie Grace

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