Pace: Rate of Progress

Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV)

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“How is Lent going?” I ask myself, as I listen to Haydn’s String Quartets on Spotify, and read the psalm suggested by Vinita Hampton Wright from her blog series, Songs for Your Life: Lenten Psalms.

I try to sing the psalm to the tune playing in the background. The staccato reverberation of the music fits the words. The short phrases in Psalm Four seem well-suited to string accompaniment.

You gave me room

when I was in distress.

When you are disturbed,

do not sin;

ponder it on your beds,

and be silent.

God will gladden your heart

with abundance again.

Selah (Pause, and think calmly of that)

(portions of Psalm 4, paraphrased)
 
 
 

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