9. O my Strength, I will watch for you,for you, O God, are my fortress.10. My God in his steadfast love will meet me;God will let me look in triumph on my enemies.16. But I will sing of your strength;I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.For you have been to me a fortressand a refuge in the day of my distress.17. O my Strength, I will sing praises to you,for you, O God, are my fortress,the God who shows me steadfast love.~Psalm 59: 9,10,16,17
A couple weeks ago we had a fall celebration at church. That day a verse was shared from Psalm 59. I read the entire Psalm and, like many Psalms, I found a connection to it. Namely it was the references to God being our strong fortress & protector, our source of steadfast love & mercy which caused these thoughts to be lodged in my mind all day. These are really great things to think about during the course of a day, whether you are going through trials or not. All of us face enemies. Some within ourselves and without. Anyway, that evening as it grew dark, I gazed upon the fire in the fire pit which stands on the old church swimming pool. Isn’t that interesting that in the very place where water of a pool once refreshed us on hot summer days, now a fire inspires us, but that’s another song I do believe that might find it’s way out after a few more campfires. It was at the fire where the words to this Psalm first started to mesh with a melody. Thoughts came to mind of God’s heart, burning like the sun with love for his Bride, with His arms open ready to receive her as she runs to meet Him. The gates of His protection and deliverance swing wide open to welcome those who would call on Him. So here’s this little song which ended up sounding alot like an old hymn when. The recording below is the audio from last Sunday’s worship time where we introduced this song to start things off. It goes into John Mark McMillan’s “How He Loves” right after as a bonus listen. The picture is of the actual fire that night.