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      Worth Celebrating

      Sunday afternoon, I was hooting and hollering in the family room as I celebrated the Phillies game and National League Eastern Division Championship. Monday, I was reading in Psalms and I was reminded about what is really worth celebrating. Here’s the passage below.

      Psalm 97:1-12
      1 GOD rules: there’s something to shout over! On the double,
      mainlands and islands–celebrate! 2 Bright clouds and storm
      clouds circle ’round him; Right and justice anchor his rule. 3
      Fire blazes out before him, Flaming high up the craggy
      mountains. 4 His lightnings light up the world; Earth,
      wide-eyed, trembles in fear. 5 The mountains take one look at
      GOD And melt, melt like wax before earth’s Lord. 6 The heavens
      announce that he’ll set everything right, And everyone will see
      it happen–glorious! 7 All who serve handcrafted gods will be
      sorry– And they were so proud of their ragamuffin gods! On your
      knees, all you gods–worship him!
      8 And Zion, you listen and take heart! Daughters of Zion, sing
      your hearts out: GOD has done it all, has set everything right.
      9 You, GOD, are High God of the cosmos, Far, far higher than any
      of the gods. 10 GOD loves all who hate evil, And those who love
      him he keeps safe, Snatches them from the grip of the wicked.
      11 Light-seeds are planted in the souls of God’s people,
      Joy-seeds are planted in good heart-soil. 12 So, God’s people,
      shout praise to GOD, Give thanks to our Holy God!

      Kind of puts things in perspective. Doesn’t it?

      Until the next post…