Week 45 Day 4
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
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Psalm 42:4 These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go to the house of God under the protection of the Mighty One with shouts of joy and praise among the festive throng.
Do you remember the sad lyric from Paul Simon?
“Slip sliding away, slip sliding away
You know the nearer your destination
The more you’re slip sliding away”
Having come to Christ in the heady days of young adulthood I vividly ecal the kind of joy the Psalmist speaks of here. What happened, I wonder. Was it the economy? Was it the shallow faith of others or myself? Today, is it a disease? Is it the threat of terror or war? Is it perhaps the constant bombardment of Satanic voices and detractors in the media and entertainment?
Human institutions have never been a substitute for the gathering of the faithful. Even in the catacombs of Rome, in the house churches of China, in the surreptitious baptisms taking place each day in the Ganges River the true faith shines forth and will not be suppressed by the maunderings of those foolishly lost and entrapped by their own evil desires.
Rise up O men of God
Have done with lesser things
Give heart and soul
And mind and strength
To serve the King of kings
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