Thursday, May 12, 2016

On Parade



“Blessed are the people who know the passwords of praise,  who shout on parade in the bright presence of God.” –Psalm 89:15 (The Message)

I like walking the dog, especially on a sunny day. Nevertheless, walking the dog is an obligation, a responsibility, a duty. I don’t always remember to enjoy it. One early spring day when I was walking Lexi I saw a parade of elderly people ambling down the sidewalk. I guessed that they came from the assisted living facility across the street. They were out to enjoy the fresh air and warm sunshine. With canes and walkers, in wheelchairs and on scooters, they were parading in the bright radiance of spring. Christians—I assume—like walking with God. Nevertheless, there are obligations, responsibilities, duties. We don’t always remember to enjoy it. The psalmist reminds us: we should walk in faith as if we were on parade in the bright presence of God. Savor the Sonshine!

Dear God, Teach me to walk in faith as if I am on parade in your bright presence. Amen

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