The officiant at our older son’s wedding this past weekend, Pastor Roger, said that this event held several firsts including the number of kilts, a groom with a recent knee surgery (and still using crutches and a cane) and the bridal party coming down the aisle to the song Somebody to Love by Queen.
About the song Somebody to Love, the website Songfacts.com says: “Freddie Mercury wrote this. The lyrics reflect a man calling out to God, asking why he works so hard, but can’t find love. At the end of the song, he finds hope and decides he will not accept defeat.”
Pastor Roger gave an inspiring talk about marriage and went on to talk about parallels between the song and one or more of the Psalms. I didn’t commit the Psalm reference to memory, but maybe Pastor Roger was referencing this one?
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story – those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south. Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle. They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. ~ Psalm 107:1-7
Most of us at times feel we’re wandering in the desert. For our family, we are thankful that our son has found somebody to love who loves him (and he loves,) the way the Psalmist and Freddie Mercury wrote.
May each of us in our Thanksgiving week be cognizant of the many reasons we have for thanks, including the loves in our lives.
Enjoy the day, filled with the Spirit!
Lectionary Texts for this Sunday, November 26, 2017:
- Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 and Psalm 100
- Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 and Psalm 95:1-7a
- Ephesians 1:15-23
- Matthew 25:31-46
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