Saturday, December 21, 2013

Contemporary Psalms


All Your works shall praise You, O LORD, and Your saints ...shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom and talk of Your power to make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts...
Psalm 145:10-16

Your saints... that'd be us, LORD, those who are covered in Your Atoning Mercy and Grace, Your salvation and santicification, set apart by Your Holy Spirit abiding within us. Thank You for transforming this vessel into a vessel of mercy, that was birthed originally as a daughter of Eve. Thank You for revealing light to me when I was sitting in the darkness, and for revealing it still as I walk the earth in a land that has become darker and more desolate. Thank You that You have come to shepherd Your people with Your staff, the flock of Your heritage, we who dwell solitarily in a woodland where You teach us Your ways, and we walk in Your paths, following You wherever You lead. We see that many have gathered against You who do not know Your thoughts, O LORD, nor do they understand Your counsel. Therefore, You will gather them like sheaves to the threshing floor as Isaiah proclaimed:

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil;
who put darkness for light and light for darkness;
who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter;
who are wise in their own eyes and prudent in their own sight....

LORD, I cling to Your promise to whistle to us from the end of the earth that we may be carried safely away, and I gratefully embrace the knowledge that You shall return to the children of Israel; that You  shall stand and feed Your flock, and they shall abide; that You, Who is this One, shall be peace.

This post is based on Micah 4:1-56; Isaiah 5:20; Psalm 145:1-9; 
Proverbs 30:11-14; and Revelation 10:1-11.

The photograph is from the work of Carin Roaldset in a book by Sally Ann D'Aquila called Letters from Cornfield Point.

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