Read Luke 1:67-79. What stood out to you in this reading of the text?
I didn’t mean to imply that trying to become more cognizant of and grateful for the blessings in my life was somehow faking that attitude. I really want to be more grateful and think that might lead to a recognition of the wonder of God’s love for me/for us that I can’t help but sharing.
P.S. Thanks for your prayers!
I have to admit that with this pandemic, the bitterness and hurt that pervades our world and country, and the everyday pain of living with arthritis, I find it difficult to find joy let alone sing and testify about it. I am trying to be more grateful, to say thank you and feel and mean it. I am hoping that with a greater attitude of gratitude joy will be discovered and seen and acknowledged and songs of praise will result.
I find it interesting that in several instances we've read now, we see the joy of the spirit spilling forth into song. Music is a universal language that can uplift, soothe, and calm.