A Psalm for Today

I hear it in the news,
from the Internet,
in the neighborhoods,
and in the city streets.
I try to cover my ears,
but the groaning is all around us.

The pain.
The cries.
The violence.
The sighs.
The sickness.
The screams.
The hunger pains.
The disease.
The groaning is all around us.

Then I am reminded of a blood stained cross and an empty grave,
through Scripture,
through faith,
in the neighborhoods and in the city streets.
I lift my eyes and believe,
there’s a Savior that surrounds us.

His steadfast love.
His grace.
His mercy.
His holy face.
His compassion.
His faithfulness.
His sovereignty.
His holy justice.
There is a Savior that surrounds us.

He will deliver us.

May His Kingdom come.  May His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

About Fred

I am a follower of Jesus, the husband to Alison Glenn, daddy to my little man Ian and one day soon our adoptive child as we await his or her arrival. I am a son, brother, friend, activist and justice seeker, lover of coffee, promoter of beards, and a prematurely balding pastor. I am thankful for my church family and grateful to God for allowing me to serve with them. I constantly find myself in need of God’s mercy and grace every day. I am passionate about seeing God’s people learn what it means to participate in God’s mission as everyday people in everyday places who offer tangible expressions of love, mercy and hope in everyday ways as they develop Gospel-centered, Kingdom-shaped lives.
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