Focus verses: Psalm 96
Today’s reading tells of David’s returning the Ark to the tabernacle he prepared for it. The occasion included music and singing and dancing. David danced at the front of the processions. Saul’s daughter, Michael, watched from an upper window and disdained her husband’s dancing before the Ark.
Israel was complete. God had come home. Two Psalms grew out of this festival.
Psalm 106 recounts the glory of the Lord and the history of Israel under God’s guiding hand.
Bu Psalm 96, oh, Psalm 96 is a paean of glory to the Lord. “Sing to the Lord, all the earth.” Feel the ecstatic abandon of just singing to the Lord. Nothing in this world can interfere with the son. The entire earth resonates with His presence. Listen and join in the song.
Sing, yes, sing to the Lord.
Help us to lose ourselves in praise of You. Let us glimpse your glory and majesty. Make us aware of your abiding protective presence. Fill us with the effervescent joy of singing to You.