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This is the day which the
Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 18:24
This morning I felt tired,
God seemed far away,
But I arose, dressed and ate,
And went to worship anyway.
From JOURNEY OF FAITH (c) 2006 Carolyn R Scheidies pg. 53
Especially when our kids were small, I'd always be so tired. At times the thought of just staying home sounded so good. Yet, when I got up, got to church, things changed. As I worshipped, I felt energized, not drained, joyful, not anxious.
Making the effort, and sometimes it took great effort, to go to worship, changed my outlook for the whole week.
Not just Browning's "God's in His Heaven all's right with the world," but I'm lifted up because God is right here--with me.
Help me, Lord, make the effort to spend time with Your people, worshipping You. Amen.