Saturday, October 27, 2012

Psalm 20, verses 1 and 2

Psalm 20
Too totally awesome. Replace "you" with "me" and notice how most every line says "He will." I especially like verses 1 and 2. It is His Name that will protect us. I know this is true. Call out His Name in the midst of trouble.

One snowy night we were coming back from our daughter's ballgame out of town. A woman had asked to ride back with us as she had ridden the school bus there and they were stopping to eat on the way home. Coming around a corner after a town, our van hit an icy spot under the snow and we went across the other lane and over the embankment. Going down I called out "Jesus, help us." Beneath was a cut cornfield. My husband drove across the length of it and it was so silent you could hear the air. He came up the embankment unto the road and continued on our way. Quietly the woman said, "Nice job, Matt." The rest of the story: Ahead of us in the lane coming toward us was a snowplow going slow, barely able to see their yellowed headlights through the blowing snow. Behind it was a string of cars, about seven or so. Coming up the embankment onto the road there was no vision except the Lord's.
Psalm 20 God's Word to the Nations
1 The Lord will answer you in times of trouble. The name of the God of Jacob will protect you.
2 He will send you help from his holy place and support you from Zion.
3 He will remember all your grain offerings and look with favor on your burnt offerings. Selah
4 He will give you your heart’s desire and carry out all your plans.
5 We will joyfully sing about your victory. We will wave our flags in the name of our God. The Lord will fulfill all your requests.
6 Now I know that the Lord will give victory to his anointed king. He will answer him from his holy heaven with mighty deeds of his powerful hand.
7 Some rely on chariots and others on horses, but we will boast in the name of the Lord our God.
8 They will sink to their knees and fall, but we will rise and stand firm.
9 Give victory to the king, O Lord. Answer us when we call.
For the choir director; a psalm by David.

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