Monday, June 15, 2009

Anthem

In the June issue of O, I found reference to these lyrics from the song Anthem by Leonard Cohen, 1992:

Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.

Well, I can relate. Lots of cracks in life right now in health, body, work and house.

Then, in my Girlfriends in God subscription, I got this:

Psalm 40:1-3 "I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, about of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord" (NIV).

In the presence of all these cracks, I'll go "ring the bells that can still ring" today and sing a "hymn of praise to our God".

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