Sometimes it’s a Psalm 113 kind of day. You wake up refreshed and rejuvenated, ready to take on a new day. Your outlook is positive. Your spirit soars. It’s a Psalm 113 kind of day.
1 Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord; praise the name of the Lord. 2 Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time on and forevermore. 3 From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the Lord is to be praised.
(Psalm 113:1-3, NRSV)
But sometimes… it’s a Psalm 13 kind of day. You wake up tired or anxious or stressed, barely able to face the new day. Your outlook is bleak. Your spirit is burdened. It’s a Psalm 13 kind of day
1 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 2 How long must I bear pain in my soul, and have sorrow in my heart all day long?
(Psalm 13:1-2, NRSV)
In the midst of covid-tide, you’ll experience both. (Honestly, in the midst of covid-tide, you may well experience both in the same afternoon. Maybe we should talk of a Psalm 113 / Psalm 13 kind of “hour,” rather than “day.”)
In the midst of covid-tide, you’ll experience both. So if today is a Psalm 13 kind of day for you… then know that God’s people in ages past are speaking to you in the psalms, saying:
Hey, I hear you.
I know what it’s like.
I’ve been there too.
I don’t know about you, church… but for me, sometimes it’s enough just to know that another child of God has been there too.
So whether it’s a Psalm 113 kind of day…. or just a Psalm 13 kind of day… may you hold to this truth:
Our God is bigger than coronavirus.
Our vision is bigger than coronavirus, too.
We are people blessing people.
We are Wesley Church.
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