June 11, 2018

Psalm 138:7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me.

I’ve been thinking of the Beatles this week and this line from one of McCartney’s later solo songs came to mind: “You think that people would have had enough of silly love songs.” He concludes that they haven’t and that there is nothing wrong with that. As I looked at the above verse I had the feeling that I had seen it, or something very like it, somewhere else. How about you? Then it dawned on me: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.” Yep, the 23rd Psalm (The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want). Like love songs today, it seems that this theme of God’s care and comfort in times of trouble and protection in adversity, could be used repeatedly in the Psalms. There are some things we just can’t hear too much. God’s TLC is one. This week, what themes about God and life with God can you stand to hear over and over again?

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