Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A String of Selah Pearls - Psalm 68:19

Positioned gracefully across the Book of Psalms is a string of seventy-one pearls, lovely beads of wisdom followed by the admonition SELAH which means, “Pause, think on these things, meditate.”

Psalm 68:19 “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.  Selah.”


He’s Lord!  He’s God!  Our Savior!  Our Burden Bearer? 

Think of it!  This is God with a capital “G” stooping to do menial tasks.  He gives us each day our daily bread and then helps us carry out the trash.

This is God with a capital “G” serving the very ones who ate forbidden fruit, killed their brothers, stole from each other, lied about it, coveted everything within sight, crucified his only Son and mocked his memory, stoned the prophets, cut others in two.  You name it; man has done it; and God has forgiven it.

Praise be to this God!  We don’t understand this kind of grace.  Perhaps in glory, when we have put aside childish things, when we know even as we are known . . . .  Until then, we look through a glass darkly, we walk in shadows, we stumble and fall.  And through the haze, a strong hand grips our frail ones and gently leads us along.


Look up: Matthew 6:11; 11:28-30; Psalm 8:3-4; 78:52; 113:6; Hebrews 11:37; I Corinthians 13:11-12   

1 comment:

  1. Nice, Julie. I love that image of him carrying out our trash. ! Like you said, so menial, but really the crux of it all, isn't it? And the fact that he leads us gently--that's a good reminder. He knows we are weak and makes our arms strong for our tasks.