Week 3: Love
Your love, GOD, is my song, and I’ll sing it!
I’m forever telling everyone how faithful you are.
I’ll never quit telling the story of your love—
how you built the cosmos
and guaranteed everything in it.
Your love has always been our lives’ foundation,
your fidelity has been the roof over our world.
Psalm 89:1-2 (MSG)
I love music and it has been an integral part of my life as long as I can remember – from a 45-rpm record of “Feudin’, Fussin’ and A-Fightin’” to classical Bach, Handel, the Beatles and beyond. I began piano lessons in fourth grade and then, when I was a junior in high school, the organist at my church approached my parents, asking if she could give me organ lessons – for free. Mrs. Brown taught me organ for four incredible years, and because of her generosity, I have been the organist at my congregation for 50 some years. Thank you, Mrs. Brown, for sharing the amazing gift of your love of music.
I see God’s love revealed in music – the music of the songbirds in my yard, the music of my granddaughter’s laughter, the music of my purring cats, the music of the moon in the nighttime sky, the music of a spirited gypsy dance, the silent music of a sunset in the middle of a western prairie – ah, I could go on and on naming how God’s faithfulness and love are revealed.
The psalmist in today’s scripture declares that God’s love has always been the foundation of our lives. Reflecting on those two verses, I’m reminded of the hymn,” I Love to Tell the Story”. Telling “the old, old story of Jesus and his love” is the foundation of our call to mission and ministry. What a joy to share the love of Jesus with friends and neighbors – and strangers.
Prayer: “Your love, God, is my song, and I’ll sing it!” Following Jesus on our journey, may we sing your love song forever. Amen.
Carol – Inspire. Ignite. Invite.
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Lebanon, IN