My Prize, My Pleasure, My Portion | Psalm 16
2020 has been the year of disappointments. Wedding receptions cancelled or downsized. Baby showers on Zoom. Hospitalizations (and even deaths) without loved ones near to comfort. Jobs lost. Businesses closed for good. Milestone birthdays with no big parties. So many trips cancelled. Sporting events minus spectators.
Oh, how I miss the excitement of a crowd, the festivals, and celebrations! 2020 has taught us to appreciate community. In the midst of disappointments and cancellations, I take comfort in the words of King David.
Lord, you are my prize, my pleasure, and my portion.As people of faith, our richest treasure is knowing Jesus Christ. Because we placed our faith securely in Christ, we have a hope that reaches beyond the disappointments of this life. No virus can rob this treasure. The date is set for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. We will embrace and kiss, dine and dance, laugh and sing, and share stories until the wee hours (without masks). No virus will cancel this joyous celebration!
I leave my destiny and its timing in your hands.
We love you!
You are our prize, our pleasure, and our portion.
You are our safe place.
Your arms catch us when we fall.
And carry us until we can take your hand and walk again.
We lay our disappointments on your altar.
We embrace your will and plan for this day and this year.
We believe you still have good plans for our tomorrows.
Lift our spirits and comfort our hearts we pray.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Portions of Psalm 16, A Psalm of David
(The Passion Translation)
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