Not touching that tongues stuff. Not by a long shot. So Corinthians is out tonight. And Song of Solomon is not where my head (or heart) is at right now. Proverbs talks about “the king.” But this is America.
That leaves me with the Psalm. As a matter of fact, I do like this verse:
The glory of the Lord shall endure for ever: the Lord shall rejoice in his works.— Psalm 104:321 KJV
Something strikes me about the idea that God will rejoice over what He has made.
He rejoices over me. Really? He rejoices over you! He rejoices over a friend of mine who needs to realize how beautiful she is – inside and out!
This verse reminds me of a quote my husband included in the first sermon I heard him preach (I heard it on on a cassette tape, back in the day…):
A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, ‘Do it again’; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony.
But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, ‘Do it again’ to the sun; and every evening, ‘Do it again’ to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we. G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy, Chapter 4
Wow. God never gets tired of me. Even when I get tired of me. Wow.
No wonder His glory will endure forever.
Today’s Readings: Song of Solomon 7:1-8:14, Psalm 104:31-35, Proverbs 24:21-22, 1 Corinthians 14:1-25. See About for what I’m up to with these daily posts. Your daily blogger, Holiday Longing (Reproduce with permission only)