Hallelujah! Thank God! Pray to him by name! Tell everyone you meet what he has done! Sing him songs, belt out hymns, translate his wonders into music! Honor his holy name with Hallelujahs, you who seek God. Live a happy life! Keep your eyes open for God, watch for his works; be alert for signs of his presence. Remember the world of wonders he has made, his miracles, and the verdicts he’s rendered— O seed of Abraham, his servant, O child of Jacob, his chosen.
Psalm 105 The Message
Are you ever surprised by just how much the Bible manages to pack into so few words? Being a bit of a bletherer myself and never using one word when twelve will do, this kind of thing always impresses me. I would never be able to do it. I am very glad that I didn’t have to write the Bible (And the cry went up from all the nations – “Aren’t we all!”)
I have not had the easiest week ever – Aged Parent at hospital (all well – thanks for asking). The dreaded mammogram. (You know me – I am the health professional’s friend – but when a nurse who hasn’t bothered to turn round as I enter the room stripped to the waist says “We’ll start with your right side” when I haven’t got a right side – I think I have a right to be a bit annoyed) Anyway – to raise the tone. This is like an instruction manual. Just here in these few lines.
Be thankful. Talk to God. Tell people about him. Sing. Sing loudly. Honour him. Choose happiness with him. Look for him. Expect miracles from him. Remember his goodness. Remember his wisdom. Remember you are his. It’s a life instruction book. Mad positive and generally all over empowering. You know – if I ever had a tattoo…. (No need to look so panicky Head of House, am just musing)