On Sunday at church, we recited Psalm 40. Whenever I think of Psalm 40, I can’t help but think of U2’s song ’40’ – a beautiful rendition of the Psalm.
A great sermon filmed the 2nd Sunday of Advent at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia from the Rector, the Rev. Oran Warder.
“But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.’ All this took place to fulfil what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet:
‘Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall name him Emmanuel’,
which means, ‘God is with us.’”
“Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.“
“Whoever belittles another lacks sense,
but an intelligent person remains silent.”
“Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them” – Psalm 111: 1-2
“A Song of Ascents.
I lift up my eyes to the hills—
from where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth. “