Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvellous works among all the peoples.
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
he is to be revered above all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
but the Lord made the heavens.
Honor and majesty are before him;
strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
bring an offering, and come into his courts.
Worship the Lord in holy splendour;
tremble before him, all the earth.
Say among the nations, ‘The Lord is king!
The world is firmly established; it shall never be moved.
He will judge the peoples with equity.’
Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;
let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
let the field exult, and everything in it.
Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy
before the Lord; for he is coming,
for he is coming to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
and the peoples with his truth. Psalm 96
Dear Aunt Elizabeth,
I ventured forth from our humble little barn and walked about in the sunshine. The baby seemed to love the air and the light and we both felt a new breath of life. This journey has been so overwhelming that it is easy to give into the challenges and the darkness. But there has also been a great deal of incredible moments, amazing miracles and promises. There have been moments when we have been surrounded by angels, both the human and the heavenly variety. I have no idea what God is doing, so I am trying to learn and enjoy it.
Joseph is really taken by this little boy and has been so helpful to me. Both of us really don't know what we're doing but love learning how to be parents. The diapers and feedings, the sleeping and the waking - all of it is so new! This little one has taken charge of our lives and our hearts and we would do anything for him. He wraps his little fingers around one of our fingers and we would follow him anywhere. This child of God is teaching us so much, both about ourselves and the love of God. How could I ever have doubted?
Auntie, I don't know how long we will be here. The older women think I need a good while to heal, since we were on the road so long. The Inn keeper and his wife, David and Naomi, generously offered to let us stay as long as we need, months if necessary. My short walk today give me encouragement but also showed how weak I truly am.
Sending love from the City of King David,