Friday, October 5, 2012


My friend has two beautiful granddaughters who were adopted. When we were traveling to meet the second baby, we had the two year old with us. Sitting in her car seat singing praise songs, she would interrupt the adult's conversation with a hearty, "EBBY-BODY SING!!"

Psalm 126 is one of the songs that the worshipers sang as they made their pilgrimage to Jerusalem for the feasts of the Lord. In our day of planes, trains and automobiles, it is hard to imagine walking for days with our children in tow, but they went joyfully, with a song on their lips.

It seemed like a dream, too good to be true,
when God returned Zion's exiles.
We laughed, we sang,
we couldn't believe our good fortune.
We were the talk of the nations—
"God was wonderful to them!"
God was wonderful to us;
we are one happy people.

And now, God, do it again—
bring rains to our drought-stricken lives
So those who planted their crops in despair
will shout hurrahs at the harvest,
So those who went off with heavy hearts
will come home laughing,
with armloads of blessing.
Psalm 126 Message


Vilisi@islandmusings said...

Psalm 26 has special meaning for me. It is a promise God gave me when my family was experiencing some hard times years ago. Since then He has certainly filled our mouths with laughter and is still doing wonderful things in our lives. He truly is our faithful God.Thank you for posting this. I love how the Message version puts it. :)
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Denise said...

Amen, everyone sing.

Daisy said...

What a cute story! That child was making a joyful noise unto the Lord! :D I hope you have a nice weekend and a happy Valentine's Day, Karen!

joy said...

Music is a medicine for the soul. I love to hear children singing, but I love more to hear worship and thanksgiving songs.

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