One of “the firsts” that Pastor Roger mentioned from our older son’s wedding was held out for purposes of today’s post. Roger mentioned that this wedding was the first time the bride came down the aisle to the song ‘Somebody to Love’.
The website Songfacts.com says this about the song Somebody to Love:
“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.” ~ Songfacts.com
Pastor Roger 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
At times, most of us experience feeling as though we’re wandering in the desert. For our family, we are thankful that our son has found somebody who loves him (and he loves,) the way the Psalmist and Freddie Mercury wrote.
In preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday, may each of us become more cognizant of our blessings, including the loves in our lives.
Enjoy the day, filled with the Spirit!
Lectionary Texts for Sunday, November 24, 2019:
- Jeremiah 23:1-6 and Luke 1:68-79
- Jeremiah 23:1-6 and Psalm 46
- Colossians 1:11-20
- Luke 23:33-43 Isaiah 65:17-25 and Isaiah 12
- Malachi 4:1-2a and Psalm 98
- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
- Luke 21:5-19
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