Let praise come out of us


A snippet of my Twitter conversation today. Many of these conversations are downright disturbing. This, I must confess, struck me as funny because there are so many exceptions to this. We are the boss of almost everything that goes into our bodies (except in CA Thx to new vax laws!) but not in fact of much that naturally comes out of our bodies, especially that which proceeds from something we DID put into our bodies. Namely; poop, pee, barf, snot… and babies. Of all the stuff that can come out of our bodies by way of normal, essentially healthy processes, why on earth are we incinerating and obliterating the only one that is not patently disgusting, but to the contrary, precious? And yes, babies are terrifying sometimes because they mean life is going to be radically different in one way or another.

This is brokenness. Lord, we repent on behalf of our neighbors, our nation, our world. Will you heal us so that what comes out of us is praise? 

What can we decide that comes out of us? Our words. Let them be praise and glory to your name!

Matthew 21

14And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them. 15But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant, 16and they said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read, “‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’?”

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