You know that timeless classic: The Sound of Music?
I love it.
There’s a song in it, which I’m sure you’ve heard.
“When the dog bites, when the bee stings,
when I’m feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
and then I don’t feel so bad.”
Some things recently have really been making me upset.
People being pharisees. (self-righteous or sanctimonious)
People tearing other people down.
People thinking they know everything.
What really bugs me, is when I notice myself doing those things. When I really think about it, I am a pharisee. I tear others down. I act like I know everything.
That’s why God sent Jesus.
To save us, even though we don’t deserve it.
Even though we could never ever earn it.
I wrote an alternate version of the song I mentioned earlier.
My Loving Father, my help and salvation,
All things good and all kind words spoken,
Brothers and sisters and friends praising God,
These are a few of my favorite things.
When some words sting,
When I’m doubting,
When I’m lonely,
I simply remember my help and salvation,
And then I don’t feel
Do you long to praise God? Do you look forward to worshiping God with His People on Sundays? Do you long to serve Him?
I do…. Sometimes….
And when I don’t,
He is gracious
He is Merciful
He is Loving.
1 John 1: 9
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”