“Our Mouth Was Filled with Laughter”
Read Psalm 126
Every regathering in Jerusalem — the great homecomings which were the feasts — recalled the mighty restorations that God had affected in Isreal: out of Egyptian bondage, out of Babylonian exile. The acts of restoration were impossible miracles. There was no way they could have happened — “We were like those who dream.” And yet they did happen; the laughter, the shouts of joy, and the hyms were present evidence.
PRAYER: I renew the memories of your work, O God, and know that whatever ills or truoble I fall into, there is a way out in Jesus Christ. I celebrate what you did in the past, and I anticipate what you will do int he future. Amen.
by Eugene Peterson, “A Year with the Psalms” p. 164