Paying Attention
Be There

Chew on this awhile...

Psalm 130 (NLT)

1 From the depths of despair, O Lord,
      I call for your help.
2 Hear my cry, O Lord.
      Pay attention to my prayer.

3 Lord, if you kept a record of our sins,
      who, O Lord, could ever survive?
4 But you offer forgiveness,
      that we might learn to fear you.

5 I am counting on the Lord;
      yes, I am counting on him.
      I have put my hope in his word.
6 I long for the Lord
      more than sentries long for the dawn,
      yes, more than sentries long for the dawn.

7 O Israel, hope in the Lord;
      for with the Lord there is unfailing love.
      His redemption overflows.
8 He himself will redeem Israel
      from every kind of sin.

My attention was drawn to this passage of scripture in a worship service led by the group, Station 2--look them up, they are great.

As I meditate on this passage I am stunned and deeply moved.  I see four things that I can do and three things that God does.

4 things I do:

  • Call to the Lord for help
  • Count on the Lord
  • Put my hope in the Lord and in His word
  • Long for the Lord

3 things God does:

  • He offers forgiveness
  • He pours out redemption
  • He holds out unfailing love

Wow, chew on that awhile and taste and see that the Lord is good.

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Aunt Dana

chewing as we speak. Thanks

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