Lest We Forget to Praise


Lest we forgot our THANKFULNESS…

Ah… my Facebook memories of 2 years ago – I was remembering the HOPE with scoring appointments for those covid vaccinations and now I remember that the HOPE WAS DELIVERED!  How many concerts, plane flights, inner city events, church singing, grocery stores, work gatherings, life things. If we realized that we took things for granted, like hugs, how can we now appreciate that we got them back…  You don’t know until you don’t – so let us not forget what we learned.

These vaccinations against covid, 2 years ago now, wow we scrambled then to secure a shot spot, and wow free-er living now… Like how often do I praise my shoulder working after shoulder surgery – I went from able to unable to able again…  Praise it!

It was best vaccination timing (if you think of it that way) for my kids and me visiting my Dad in the last couple months before he passed 2 years ago this July… we all got our shots just in time to visit for four days in the house. Yes, I spent a year on the porch – not even a fist bump – not even snuck a hug – I do remember bumping shoes with my mom and feeling the energy of connection just in that…  Oh how I am appreciative. 

They say better living thru chemistry… these vaccinations certainly helped… maybe no vaccination is 100% effective, but these shots reallly were a “shot in the arm” for me for us…  Yes, reduced the cases, reduced the severity, reduced the hype, reduced the fear, and increased our HOPE. 

Thank You Lord!

I am now thinking that perhaps we will look back from heaven (well, maybe we won’t because who needs to look back at all when you are looking AT Jesus’s face) – but theoretically if we consider now the separation moment and Heaven the re-together moment – how awesome we will appreciate that then…  So, let us (pre-knowing) start praising now… Lest we forget to praise – even ahead of time…

Thank you Lord, then, now, and forever more…

Psalm 113


Praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord, you his servants; praise the name of the Lord.


Let the name of the Lord be praised, both now and forevermore.

From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.


The Lord is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens.


Who is like the Lord our God, the One who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth?


He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes, with the princes of his people.


He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children.


Praise the Lord.

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