Occasionally, I compose short pieces for our church bulletin. While most would consider 250 words or less shorter than the ideal blog post, allow me to share one such recent post below. If such articles are useful to you or your church for similar use, consider permission granted. Please just tag on my blog address for the sake of reference.
I was recently in Psalm 107, following along while listening to an online audio Bible with an immersive sound system. As I listened to the reader’s voice, a refrain emerged from the text, providing a natural focal point for my attention. Four times over (verses 8, 15, 21, 31), the writer urges us:
“Let them think the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!”
The closing line presents this slightly altered form:
“Let them consider the steadfast love of the Lord.”
I find value here. There is a reminder to linger, to mentally sit with the reality of God’s steady and unfailing affections toward us.
Life is fast, and days are full. Ideas and emotions, opportunities and obligations – these blast by and through us at blurring speed. And so the psalmist calls us to consideration of something secure and unchanging, something that holds us fast even when our grip feels like it is slipping.
Today friends: Breathe deep. Sit still. Open hands.
And consider the stable and stabilizing passion that flows from the Father’s heart toward you. Take root. Lean in. Consider it.