“Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity” (KJV Ps. 39:5). The psalmist’s words describe it pretty well. However much we try to convince ourselves that our immortality is in our children or in the loving memories of family and friends, these blessings don’t usually offer enough reassurance. That’s because they don’t directly offset our real… Continue reading
“Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound” (Ps. 89). We not only can make the “joyful sound” but we can hear the joy in a sound. The birds awakening in the morning. The dance music filtering out through the window of a neighbor’s house. A church chime ringing down the street—That’s why we are created the way we are.
Only we can appreciate the bright yellow shining out of a spring forsythia… Continue reading