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.
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.