Matthew Henry’s commentary of this verse explains that these garments of praise are the beautiful garments worn on thanksgiving days. Several years on now I can thank God for the above trial as I enter another and then another.
The low places in life can be the high places of spiritual experience (Jill Briscoe). God meets us in our difficulties. There is a book called 1000 gifts where Ann Voskamp starts to collect a list of things she’s thankful for and things she views as gifts from God.
When I go to church on Sunday, I hate being late. Not because I like being on time but because I hate to miss the worship. To sing together in Holy expectancy is something reserved for Sunday mornings but also to sing on one’s own is an act of worship and praise to God.
The world stands still, or so it seems. To stop the spread go to extremes. And isolate, shut yourself in. For time to fight the virus win. And yet the deaths and cases rise. From everywhere comes “good” advice. Still people live in fear of death. From Covid which will steal your breath. Do you not know who gives you air? Who counted every strand of hair?
As we approach Easter with the restrictions on meeting in place, one might wonder “Where is the Church?” While I absolutely detest the idea of not gathering as a community of faith to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the church has not gone anywhere. Why?
Creation proclaiming the hand. of the One forming from water land. And creating all stars in the vastness of the sky. With a spoken word in the twinkle of an eye. Then, making man from the dust of the ground. And giving them conscience. so He may be found. He opens his eyes to the beauty within