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May 01 2012

A Naked Alien: The God Of Those Who Can’t Get It Together

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/WUYV/~3/g_cDCA9QAls/god-of-those-who-cant-get-it-together.html


Margaret Bourke-White


 
 
Here in this great gathering for worship
      I have discovered this praise-life.
   And I'll do what I promised right here
      in front of the God-worshipers.
   Down-and-outers sit at God's table
      and eat their fill.
   Everyone on the hunt for God
      is here, praising him.
   "Live it up, from head to toe.
      Don't ever quit!"
 
From the four corners of the earth
      people are coming to their senses,
      are running back to God.
   Long-lost families
      are falling on their faces before him.
   God has taken charge;
      from now on he has the last word.
 
All the power-mongers are before him
      —worshiping!
   All the poor and powerless, too
      —worshiping!
   Along with those who never got it together
      —worshiping!
 
Our children and their children
      will get in on this
   As the word is passed along
      from parent to child.
   Babies not yet conceived
      will hear the good news—
      that God does what he says.
(Psalm 22:25-31; The Message)
 
 
Meditations:
  • Is this psalm a dead song - only for singing as praise hyperbole at worship?
  • Is this psalm living prophesy - for the conduct of a righteous life?
  • Is this psalm a prayer - seeking aide and guidance?
  • Does this psalm change the way I view worship?
  • Am I described in this psalm?


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