Thursday, April 2, 2015

My, what an incredible day.

My, what an incredible day. Our friend Bill's funeral was so good - yes, good. The pastor explained why certain things are done within a Catholic service. He connected traditions to scripture and made sure we would be looking forward to seeing Bill in Heaven. The men that Bill played music with, were there and sang at the beginning and the end of the service. Wayfarin' Stranger was first and as one church assistant stated "the best sung and played version of I'll Fly Away (the band knew how to do it)" - they did! 
Tonight we go to the Maundy Thursday service, one of my favorites. Easter fast approaches!

Psalm 116
I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;
    he heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me,
    I will call on him as long as I live.
The cords of death entangled me,
    the anguish of the grave came over me;
    I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
Then I called on the name of the Lord:
    “Lord, save me!”
The Lord is gracious and righteous;
    our God is full of compassion.
The Lord protects the unwary;
    when I was brought low, he saved me.
Return to your rest, my soul,
    for the Lord has been good to you.
For you, Lord, have delivered me from death,
    my eyes from tears,
    my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk before the Lord
    in the land of the living.
I trusted in the Lord when I said,
    “I am greatly afflicted”;
 in my alarm I said,
    “Everyone is a liar.”
What shall I return to the Lord
    for all his goodness to me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation
    and call on the name of the Lord.
I will fulfill my vows to the Lord
    in the presence of all his people.
Precious in the sight of the Lord
    is the death of his faithful servants.
Truly I am your servant, Lord;
    I serve you just as my mother did;
    you have freed me from my chains.
I will sacrifice a thank offering to you
    and call on the name of the Lord.
I will fulfill my vows to the Lord
    in the presence of all his people,
in the courts of the house of the Lord—
    in your midst, Jerusalem.

Praise the Lord.

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