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Make a joyful noise!

I am feeling wonderful and wonder-filled this morning...for no particular reason (and isn't that always the best way to start the day!!) Well actually it's partly due to the most glorious sunrise I saw this morning. It was one of those risings where the sun is a big ball of reddish yellow shimmering over the horizon, surrounded by swirling colours and a beam of glowing orange light shooting straight up into the sky. The kind of sunrise that fills your soul and makes your heart sing of the sheer beauty of creation! ♥


And here I am sharing a joyful moment with Sara a couple years ago standing out on the ice of the Northumberland Strait:
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Psalm 100 (NRSV)

All Lands Summoned to Praise God
A Psalm of thanksgiving.

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come into his presence with singing.

Know that the Lord is God.
It is he that made us, and we are his;*
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him, bless his name.

For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures for ever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.

[Edited to add: was just reading some of my American blog friends' entries from this week, and occurs to me that another reason I am feeling light-hearted this week is, of course, because of Obama's inauguration. His speech was incredibly positive, hopeful and moving...I had goosebumps more than once listening to his words. O brave new world...]

Comments (11)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Anne, this is an awesome post. I love that saying "waking up to days that makes my heart sing". And that is a wonderful photo of you and your daughter...so much snow but also a lot of sunshine and smiles.

I just love this wonderful and positive entry! Thank you for writing it.

Have a great weekend Anne!

Anne:

My pleasure, Kathy, you have a wonderful weekend too!

I love the photo of you and Sara too. The shadows look so cool on that ice and you both look so happy! I love that Psalm - it does remind me of all the joyful noises made during that Inauguration on Tuesday.

Anne:

Thanks Annie, we were having a great time posing for the camera. It is a time of joyful celebration! I was so thrilled to hear MN saying that she thought Obama's speech was awesome, how hopeful to think that he is reaching even that young generation.

Jane:

"The kind of sunrise that fills your soul and makes your heart sing of the sheer beauty of creation!" Beautifully said Anne. And a perfect scripture to go with it. God is good!

Lynn :

I love that picture of you and Sara. Reminds of Summerside that winter we were over there. Remember the ice boats? I always thought it was rather egregious that we didn't get a turn on one. Anyway you and Sara are radiant in this pic. A great way to end my day.

Anne:

Haha! I do remember those boats AND our outrage over not getting a turn! Mind you, as a parent, it makes total sense that we weren't allowed to race over the ice at such high speeds, but at the time, I was most put out!

That is such a cool photo! Reminds me of the days when we would walk on ice. And yes, it has been a very joyful week!!

Anne:

thanks girasoli. I'm thinking the only ice you see these days is in a glass? :)

Yep...you are correct :)

Anne:

Thanks Jane. God is good indeed!!
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