"Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; your dominion endures throughout all ages."
It is hard not to see God's reign move on and on in the world when regarding your children. As we were riding out on this beautiful day on this beautiful trail, God's kingdom was so apparent. May it show forth in your life this day too. (Yes, I am away on vacation this week but recorded and scheduled this before I left.)
(Side note: My kids asked if we were going to video on the trail where I saw Jesus! Which is a reference to my sermon at the end of April when I was walking along the road to Emmaus. I just thought that was cute - "Is this the road where you saw Jesus?")
"Happy are the people who know the festal shout!"
When I heard those words I couldn't help but imagine these little guys who give a shout every time I see them. I know, I know, that is because they are warning of the big guy in the helmet on his bike taking a video of them BUT I couldn't help but imagine them when I heard about the "festal shout." May you give a shout this day as you "daily rejoice" in God's name. Blessings.
The sunny morning has given way to cloudy and overcast skies. Today I take you out in a boat with 2-3 foot swells and together we experience the "torrent of waters" the psalmist speaks of. Truthfully, it was a bit more than I, we (my family went along) bargained for in our short 17 foot Cris Craft boat. We were glad to get back to the safety of land ... maybe the psalmist was longing for safety as well ... maybe we all are. Blessings to you.
This video is a part of our weekly "Psalms in the World" piece where we seek to share the Psalm for next Sunday in a unique spot in the Flathead Valley. Enjoy!
For Sunday May 24th, our appointed Psalm is Psalm 68. This psalm wonderful speaks of the way in which God sides with the poor, the broken, the orphans and widows of the world. Who among us has not felt a little broken during these trying times? May you find strength and encouragement listening to these words. We are also grateful for Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp for the location of this Psalm reading. What a beautiful "holy place" to hear God's word.
For next Sunday our appointed Psalm is Psalm 31. The language about God being our stronghold really stuck out to me and we certainly live in a place where imaging what a natural stronghold might look like is not too hard. May the words of the psalmist speak to you this day as you see God's Word in our world. And many thanks to Julie and Philip Brous who invited me to come and use their driveway for this shot today.
This week our Psalm is the iconic Psalm 23. I choose two setting for this reading this week. Which one strikes you most? Which one invites you to experience God's grace anew? Which one challenges you to see God's giftedness? What if you tried to switch those emotions from one location to another?