By Sara Kobak
Is that a joyous choir I hear? It is the Lord himself exulting over you in happy song. Zephaniah 3:17 (The Living Bible)
I recently read Zephaniah 3:17 in an Upper Room devotional. I was aware that our Lord cries with us in our sadness and despair. But for Him to sing was something new. Now I imagine Him raising his arms, stomping his feet and shouting when a major joy enters our lives: when we finally get that new job, when a healthy baby is born, or when the cancer is gone. The Lord is with us not only in the valleys but also on the mountaintops. Hallelujah!
Dear Heavenly Father, Forgive us when we forget to praise you for your many gifts - big and small. Thank you for your comfort in difficult times and for your song in our gladness. Amen.