Joy comes with the morning

Today’s Bible readings are Isaiah 54.1-10; Psalm 30.1-5, 11-end; Luke 7.24-30.

The writer of Psalm 30 rejoices because, having been near to death through sickness, he has found healing and new life. Nothing like a crisis to focus one’s mind on God. And nothing like a healing to draw out a promise of everlasting gratitude! I wonder whether the psalmist kept his promise?

Christians sometimes see intimations of resurrection in this psalm:

O joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee:
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
and feel the promise is not vain,
that morn shall tearless be.
George Matheson (1842-1906)

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