Sunday, July 7, 2013

Glory, Glory Hallelujah! (4th of July Recap)

We re-vamped our 4th of July plans this year as friends moved off the UA parade route therein denying us our choice huge-van parking spot. You know who you are. (And we still love you!)

Turns out the Dublin parade actually throws candy to the children, so mine were quite pleased with the switch.

We hosted a little neighborhood get together as well in the afternoon. Despite the rain, it was a very enjoyable 4th and I had the opportunity to talk to some of the neighborhood moms I don't see often, all of whom stayed into the wee hours while the husbands took the little people to the fireworks.

We met with one of our church's small groups last night for dinner and their faithfulness in prayer truly encouraged us and must have inspired Hubby -- a great sermon this morning on Psalm 98. Find it tomorrow here.

And yes, we sang the old standard 4th of July hymn at the end, "Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!" Sometimes I despair that His Truth doesn't seem to be marching on at all. And yet, this:

Oh sing to the Lord a new song,
    for he has done marvelous things!
His right hand and his holy arm
    have worked salvation for him.
The Lord has made known his salvation;
    he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness
    to the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen
    the salvation of our God.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
    break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
    with the lyre and the sound of melody!
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
    make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
    the world and those who dwell in it!
Let the rivers clap their hands;
    let the hills sing for joy together
before the Lord, for he comes
    to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
    and the peoples with equity.

He ALONE will judge the world with righteousness. I'll just leave it all in His capable hands.