Bible in my lap opened to the 91st Psalm. Cup of coffee in hand, mentally I’m shooing away scattered thoughts of a busy day ahead, and I read:
You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord,
Who abide in His shadow for life,
Say to the Lord, My Refuge,
My Rock in Whom I trust…
You will not fear the terror of the night, or the arrow that flies by day, or the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or the destruction that wastes at noonday.
These words reminded me of the song Michael Joncas wrote On Eagles Wings, in our hymnal only as a chorus. The verses of Joncas' song come from this Psalm. Here's the chorus that you probably know well:
And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.
Later, we begin preparations for our outdoor worship service on Sunday. There are people to visit, call and otherwise catch up with about health stuff going on in their lives. There are plans for The Church of the Cross emerging from this pandemic slow-down as both the same as before and, as better than before. In all things abiding. In the shelter of the Lord. The Lord is our Refuge. He is our Rock. He will raise you up on eagle's wings, bear you on the breath of dawn. Our God will make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of His Hand.
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