Offer unto God a sacrifice of thanksgiving. (Psalm 50:14)
Years ago, I sang this psalm in a choral setting. It was just after my grandmother had died. These words were my only prayer during those days, when in my grief, I stopped going to worship. I kept singing, though, even when it didn’t seem possible to give thanks.
“Offer unto God a sacrifice of thanksgiving . . . ” It is not always easy to give thanks.
“. . . unto the Lord, unto the Lord.” I can still hear the choir singing those words in rich harmony. It comes to mind and evokes deeper faith, gratitude and peace. Now, I can see the blessing of God in giving me that comforting and challenging song to sing over and over throughout that season.
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