Have you ever noticed that when you are worried, afraid or sad, that your eyes look down? Well, here’s a psalm that will have your lift your head and eyes upward. Try this. Just go outside and look at the whole sky, noticing what you see, whether it’s a fully sunny day, partly cloudy, or whatever it is. Looking at the sky can turn your worries to wonder. The writer of Psalm 19 will add his thoughts and awareness that will help to increase your wonder. Verse 5 is in keeping with the image of married love from yesterday’s reading: “The sun is like a groom coming out of his honeymoon suite!”
Rest in the closing final verse of the psalm which has been repeated over and over in Jewish and Christian worship. “Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to you, Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”
On Wednesdays from this point on, we continue to read
the Psalms in numerical order.
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