Oh, I needed these Psalms today! Tuesday Night/Wednesday Morning I was afflicted with such an awful stomach flu, I called my MOM! I can't remember the last time I called my Mom almost in tears. It was that bad. Although the "flu" was gone in 24 hours, my strength still isn't what it was on Tuesday Afternoon! I needed these reminders.
I loved 11:7b "Those whose heart is right will see God's face". When was the last time you saw God's face? I saw it this week in VBS. In the Powerade my mom brought me and the Aleve that finally broke my fever. I saw God's face in the peace that came after praying with someone before a surgery and in the kids running to hug me. I saw his face in snacks and in tweets and in Psalms and in youth dancing. It was a powerful week. But I'm not sure until I read that verse that I stopped to ask myself the question. I think I might have missed God's face in the heap of sickness and sadness and lethargy.
I also saw God's face here. In the sunbeams streaming through the clouds.
Then Psalm 12 began with a bang. "Help Lord, because the godly are all gone, the faithful have completely disappeared from the human race." Now, after VBS, I wasn't really feeling a lament, but then I got to verse 5. "But the Lord says, 'Because the poor are oppressed, because of the groans of the needy, I'm now standing up, I will provide the help they are gasping for."
OH! How beautiful. That's what our call is! To rise up and provide the help! That's what we did this week! What a lovely reminder!
What a wonderful week! For more VBS pictures go to www.facebook.com/kennesawumc There are lots posted! What a great week!
Blessings to you!
Dearest Lord--Thank you for the reminders that you are here. That you are love. That your face is beautiful. Thank you for the blessings that only you give. Please let me be your blessing in this world!
In Jesus Name we pray! Amen