Happy Fourth of July! I wish my ramblings made sense today--but I have two different thoughts on two different Psalms today!
Psalm 63:1 "God, My God! Its you--I search for you! My whole being thirsts for you! My body desires you!"
I kept thinking of Thomas in that. When he sees the risen Christ and says, "My Lord, My God!" I know the idea of everything I am thirsting for God. Its when I'm dry and tired. I have cried my eyes out. I have worked myself to the bone. My enemies surround me (am I starting to write like the Psalmist! HA!). Those verses resonated with my soul today--especially with as hot as it has been!
Psalm 64 was fascinating to me. See, he talks again about God piercing and destroying the enemies, and then 64:9 says, "Then all people will honor God, will announce the act of God, will understand it was God's work." I wonder if bad things can be God's work. I have built a theology based on the idea that God doesn't cause or do evil. But the Psalmist clearly believes that God work could include death and destruction. How do you reconcile the two?
Hope you are having a great time with friends and family this holiday! Be safe!!!