A David Psalm
1God, brilliant Lord, yours is a household name.
2 Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you;
toddlers shout the songs
That drown out enemy talk,
and silence atheist babble.
3-4 I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,
your handmade sky-jewelry,
Moon and stars mounted in their settings.
Then I look at my micro-self and wonder,
Why do you bother with us?
Why take a second look our way?
5-8 Yet we’ve so narrowly missed being gods,
bright with Eden’s dawn light.
You put us in charge of your handcrafted world,
repeated to us your Genesis-charge,
Made us lords of sheep and cattle,
even animals out in the wild,
Birds flying and fish swimming,
whales singing in the ocean deeps.
9God, brilliant Lord,
your name echoes around the world.
(from The Message)
Today as I was reading my daily Psalm, verse 2 really stuck out to me. Here is what it says in the NIV:
“From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise
because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.”
I read it again. and again. And it hit me…
praise silences the enemy.
Woo-hoo!! I so needed to hear that truth today! The voice of the enemy is way too loud in my own life. Sometimes I have a lot of trouble distinguishing between the voice of Truth, the voice of the enemy and even my own heart.
I need to get my praise on, what about you?