Psalm 33:1-11

Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous.  Praise befits the upright.

Praise the LORD with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings.
Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.
     For the word of the LORD is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.

He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.
     By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and all their host by the breath of his mouth.
     He gathered the waters of the sea as in a bottle; he put the deeps in storehouses.

Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
      For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.
      The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
      The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

  From Pastor Kenny Hardway, First Christian Church, Logan:

Advent is a season of waiting.  How we wait is of utmost importance!  I was waiting in line at our local superstore for quite a while!  I began to notice the people behind me, before me, and even myself.  There was a lot of grumbling, a lot of name calling, some cursing, and some giving up all together.  We were not waiting well.  Then I heard a child began to sing.  It was off-key, but it was beautifully sweet to our ears.  Quite suddenly the grumbling stopped and smiles were all around.  We hadn’t moved an inch in line, but we were transformed in our waiting. 

Isn’t it amazing how a sweet song can bring hope in the midst of waiting?  Sing to the LORD a new song, as we wait well with one another for the Coming of our Lord!

May our life-song sing to you, O Lord. 

May the world know your goodness by the ways in which we wait.