A meditation on Psalm 28
“My heart trusts in him, and I have been helped;Therefore my heart dances for joy, and in my song I will praise him.” (Verses 8 & 9)
I am not a musician, nor do I sing well, but music plays a big part in bringing me closer to God. In this Advent season, we sing the stories of long ago – the stories of faith and hope, of promise and patience, of waiting and watching. For me, there is something poignant and precious in the journey back in time that the Advent messages bring. What better time to remember why Christ became incarnate in this world? What better time to remind ourselves that the people of God have always yearned for a savior to bind up those in peril and strife; what better time to remember the gift of a servant savior, who could bring the promises of peace to the brokenness of the world?
The incarnation of Christ at Christmas brings a renewal of that hope to millions who still wait. The Alleluia Fund is a witness to the power of God’s continuing work in the world. It is how we, in this Diocese, join God’s people in bringing help to those in need. When we give to the Alleluia Fund, to support the gifts of hope and love that the grantees provide, we know that we have reason to dance with joy, and sing out our praises. Alleluia!