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This Psalm is labeled: A Psalm of David. A song for the dedication of the temple.
I love verses 11 & 12 especially this weekend as we said good bye (or rather "see you later") to a dear friend and God honoring man. Our friend, Ray, had been a part of the sheriff's department for over 40 years. He touched a lot of lives. He lived life with no regrets. Today in the service our Pastor used the life that Ray lived to challenge all in attendance, including close to 100 sheriff's deputies and explorers (kids 14-20 who think they want a future in the sheriff's department) to live life with no regrets. To live life with the peace, joy, and love that Ray lived. And there's only one way to do that, ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior. He had an "altar" call, though he didn't have them come down front he asked them to raise their hands. No eyes closed either. Probably 20 people raised their hands and said, "Yes, I want this Jesus that Ray knew."
Even though the pain is still very real and very deep for not only the family but for many of us who knew him, there is rejoicing. Rejoicing that he's with his Lord, rejoicing that even in death he's making an impact on lives.