From Psalm 130 (The Message):
You (God) did it: you changed wild lament
into whirling dance.
You ripped off my black mourning band
and decked me with wildflowers.
I’m about to burst with song.
I can’t keep quiet about you.
God, my God,
I can’t thank you enough.
What gives you such joy that you feel like dancing? It may be watching your children or grandchildren, taking a hike in a forest or along a lake, sitting by the ocean, or seeing an exceptional sunrise or sunset. All of these things share one thing in common: in them we are immersed in the mystery of creation and of our Creator. Right now, all around us, trees and bushes are beginning to blossom and there are small wildflowers.
There have been times in my life that I’ve felt the immensity of God’s grace. It has happened when someone has cared enough to listen to my joys and my pain. It has happened when I've felt the Holy Spirit in my life in prayer, worship, or song. No matter how you feel today, God wants to hear from you. When we take our fears, pain, discomfort, and joys to God in prayer, our relationship is strengthened. Like the psalmist, we sing and dance in gratefulness for our faith and knowledge of God’s presence with us.
Prayers of thanksgiving for you and your life.