Friday, July 9, 2010

A Psalm for the weekend

I recently decided to read a chapter from Psalms every day along with my regular devotions.  I have never read the entire book of Psalms.  Since I know that praising God is especially important in uncertain times, I figured this was a good time to start reading the book of praises. 

                                                  I am using pictures from our Ireland file.

Psalms 8
To the Chief Musician; set to a Philistine lute, or [possibly] to a particular Hittite tune.  
A Psalm of David.

1. O Lord, Our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth! You have set Your glory on the heavens.

2. Out of the mouths of babes and unweaned infants You have established strength because of Your foes, that You might silence the enemy and the avenger.

3. When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained.

4. What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You care for him?

5. Yet You have made him but a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor.

6. You made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You  have put all things under his feet:

7. All the sheep and oxen, yes, and the beasts of the field,

8. The birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passes along the paths of the seas.

9. O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!

In respons to S. Etole's question in the comment section: In Ireland, you will see all sorts of colors on the sheep.  We enquired about this.  The explanation is that each farmer has his own color and his sheep are marked with his color.  I guess they do variations of the colors or sometimes do two different colors beside each other.  Therefore, if the sheep stray, its owner can be more easily identified.
                                           Blessings to you all as you enjoy your weekend.


  1. And to you, too ... why is the sheep marked with the blue spot? Ironic how beautifully he matches the sky and water.

  2. beautiful post. thank you :-)

  3. Love it! BTW, I started truly reading Psalms about 26 years ago. Had read them before, but suddenly, when my separation/divorce crashed in on me, I was "buried" in them. Every time a family [or other] crisis hits, and my brain/heart fog up so much I can't think about anything or concentrate, I live in them. I use the Amplified version... which is also where I have "lived" since the summer of 1980. Hope you enjoy yourself living in that lively mix.

  4. I love to see your pictures of Ireland. And the psalms are always a balm for my soul.


I welcome your thoughts. Please let me know you stopped by.