Daily Devotion for June 29th: Where have you seen resurrection, new life or hope?

from Redeemer Member Gayle Morgan

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

Worship the Lord with gladness;

Come before him with joyful songs.


Know that the Lord is God.

It is He who made us, and we are his;

We are his people and the sheep of his pasture.


Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;

Give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;

His faithfulness continues through all generations.

                                 Psalm 100

Is your glass half full?

Is your glass half empty?

As we move through another month of sheltering in place and monitoring our own health as well as that of others, are you wondering (as am I) whether we will ever return to “normal”?  As thankful as I am that we can now see our pastors and organists and musicians in Redeemer’s sanctuary during Sunday live stream, I WANT to be there myself!  I want to be singing in the choir; I want to be there worshiping with the congregation.

So now I ask myself whether my glass is half full or half empty.  I have been blessed with a sunny spirit and always try to find the most positive outlook.  The thought of never being able to sing with choir members in close proximity is startling and sobering, BUT, there is nothing which says I can’t continue to sing hymns at home.

So now there is another item on my daily “to do” list, and I recommend it to you whether you think you can sing or not.  Pull out your hymnal and find those hymns which are your favorites (it’s even okay to sing about Advent, Christmas, Easter, any season). Select at least two hymns and sing all the verses. Just lifting your voice in song is a mood lifter.  Smile whether you know the tune or not.

God is with us during this time, and we will see each other again.

Jesus Christ, Son of God, Lamb of God, who takes away the sin the of the world, protect our health care workers, inspire our researchers and scientists to find a vaccine for Covid-19, strengthen our first responders, give resilience to our last responders, cure our sick, open your arms to the dying, console the grieving, the depressed, the anxious, the homeless, the jobless, the hungry, the angry, the lonely; gather us all into your loving presence; have mercy on us and give us peace.  Amen.   




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