I often wonder if King David’s compatriots felt short-changed with Psalm 117. A scant two verses long, you’ve got to admit it seems to come up a bit short lyrically. Perhaps Psalm 119, at 176 verses, makes up for it.
Psalm 117 (NLT) 1 Praise the Lord, all you nations.
Praise him, all you people of the earth.
2 For he loves us with unfailing love;
the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever.
Praise the Lord!
Or what do you do with this short lyric:
I can finally see
That you’re right there beside me
I am not my own
For I have been made new
Please don’t let me go
I desperately need you
That’s the entire lyrics for a song by popular artist Adam Young, better known to fans of pop radio as Owl City. The song is called Meteor Shower.
For today’s meditation, I want to leave you with the words of Adam Young himself. I know someone will read this and say, “Well he didn’t use the J-word.” No, he didn’t say a lot of things; he’s leaving his readers to discover some things and connect some dots.
It goes without saying that materialism is fleeting and will inevitably come and go but what if the things that inspire you actually have effects beyond the way you write if you’re an author, the way you strum if you’re a musician, the way you see the world through lenses if you’re a photographer, the way you paint the page if you’re an artist…
The sky really is the limit.
Life is such a beautiful gift and I’ll be the first to admit I haven’t got it figured out in the least. But the more days go by and the more I turn around and look back on them, the more I realize I have no interest in living for myself and that my focus is far better fixed on things unseen. I realize I’m being a bit ambiguous but it shouldn’t be all that hard to put together.