Stories, thoughts and reflections on the Bible from the WSFC Staff.
Have you ever read one of the Psalms? How about two or three of them in row? What if you were to sit down and read all of the Psalms in one sitting? I think you would discover something interesting about the Psalms, especially those written by David.
The Psalms of David are like a huge roller coaster ride. If I didn’t know better, I could surmise that David had multiple personalities. So many of David’s Psalms appear to be snapshots of his current mood. If you go online today to check the weather in Palm Springs or downtown Buffalo you’ll find quite a variance. We wonder if we’ll discover David to be a balmy 76 degrees with a southwesterly breeze or is he gonna be a frigid cold-front coming out of the east?
That’s the beauty (and the beast) of this poet.
Isn’t that what the Psalms are anyway? They are 150 passionate songs expressing pain, happiness, frustration, fears, joy and discouragement. If a poet is worth his or her salt, the reader better be able to feel emotion of some sort.
I guess the very thing I love about David is what bugs me about him as well: he’s transparent. He’s vulnerable. He’s real. He’s emotional and tends to wear it all on his sleeve!
Shouldn’t we all be poets like David? How transparent are we being before our God and others? If you were to sit down right now and write out a few lines (they don’t have to rhyme!), what would they say? How honest would you be?
What if you were to sit down and read all of the Psalms in one sitting?
What if you were to read one each day?
If you need a Bible we would love to provide a free one for you; stop by Connecting Point in the lobby this weekend. Here is an online link to read Psalms.
Ladies…don’t miss out on this life changing event. Tickets are on sale now online or at Connecting Point this weekend. This event is an inspiring, challenging, opportunity to hear three ladies (an author, an actress, and a musician) share the stories that led them away from and then back to the church. Discussions about pornography, alcoholism, divorce and a number of other issues women especially don’t have room to talk about in the church.
West Salem Foursquare Church | Nov 9 from 7-9pm
Reminder…this Sunday, Oct 31st from 5:30-7pm is our Trunk or Treat Harvest Party. Stop by for crafts, games and trunk or treating.
Have a safe weekend as a family!
Here is a picture of the Dream Center pumpkin patch field trip, the kids had an amazing time! Thank you for “loving them until they ask why”.
The next BIG Dream Center opportunity is Feeding Edgewater…November 23 10am at WSFC Prepare & 5pm in Edgewater deliver Thanksgiving Food Boxes. Info? Craig.firstname.lastname@example.org