Monday, December 01, 2008

A New December

We are into my favourite month of the year, December. Today began with a new feel and flavour compared to the previous few months and I pray and hope that this December will indeed become a really special one.

And I would like to begin it with a psalm.

Psalm 30
A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the House. A Psalm of David.

1 I will extol You, O LORD,
for You have lifted me up,

And have not let my enemies rejoice over me.

2 O LORD my God, I cried to You for help,
and You healed me.

3 O LORD, You have brought up my soul from Sheol;

You have kept me alive,
that I would not go down to the pit.

4 Sing praise to the LORD, you His godly ones,
And give thanks to His holy name.

5 For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor is for a lifetime;

Weeping may last for the night,
But a shout of joy comes in the morning.
6 Now as for me, I said in my prosperity,
"I will never be moved."

7 O LORD, by Your favor You have made my mountain to stand strong;
You hid Your face, I was dismayed.

8 To You, O LORD, I called,
And to the Lord I made supplication:

9 "What profit is there in my blood,
if I go down to the pit?

Will the dust praise You?
Will it declare Your faithfulness?

10 "Hear, O LORD, and be gracious to me;
O LORD, be my helper."
11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;

You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness,

12 That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent.
O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.