Thursday, June 23, 2011

2nd Day

Psalm 130:1 A Song of Ascents.
Out of the depths have I called Thee, O LORD.
2 Lord, hearken unto my voice;
let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
3 If Thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?
4 For with Thee there is forgiveness, that Thou mayest be feared.
5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in His word do I hope.
6 My soul waiteth for the Lord, more than watchmen for the morning; yea, more than watchmen for the morning.

Brave, lonely watchman in the middle of the road in the middle of the night.


John Cowart said...

I have worked as a nightwatchman; your photo captures the essence.

steveroni said...

Me, too...the graveyard shift for a
few years. That 'first light'--like turning on a switch! The sunrise surprised me each breathtaking.

Felisol said...

I worked 11 hours night shifts on an institution for mentally challenged for 5 years.
Wonderful summers and tough winters and great colleagues.

Crown of Beauty said...

I have been away from blogland for a few days, and now I return to see these precious words of Scripture and such lovely posts - and eagerly I looked through each of them... the forget me nots, the spent poppy flower, lovely breathtaking beach scene, Father and Daughter heartwarming photo, and brave lonely watchman in the middle of nowhere!

I am guessing you did the seven days of stillness!

Thank you for these posts, dear Felisol...

Much love

Felisol said...

Dear Lidj,
I am in my 6th day of stillness.
To be that had been an amazing journey,
though I only have spent half an hour in complete stillness.

Then words have been given me and followed me all day.
I am really looking forwards to what the final day will bring.

Amrita said...

The job the night watchman is difficult and dangerous too.

The song of ascents was sung by Jewish pilgrims on the way to worship in Jerusale,. Its a kind of a highway prayer, goes so well with the picture.

Leora said...

This one I've heard rabbis say in a sad way - ma'amkim karatee yah - from the depths, I cry.

Quite an image you present.

Felisol said...

Dear Leora,
Psalm 130, De Profundis, is often read in Norwegian funerals.When our grief seems to huge to carry.
It always brings tears in my eyes, but I love and find comfort in the stanza 4: "For with Thee there is forgiveness".

From the depth I can only see one way, and that's upwards, where the forgiving Lord is.

Terry said...

Psalm 103:12
As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

Micah 7:19
He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

Hebrews 8:12
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

isn't it something felisol that the lord will remember no more our sins..what a strong god he is!
it doesn't say he will forget them.. forgetfulness is a human frailty...not possible for god to do but to remember no more THAT is our god!! terry

Felisol said...

Thanks, dear Terry, for your heartfelt consolation and encouragement.