“weeping may stay for the night but joy comes in the morning” ~ Psalm 30:5
It’s fun to imagine the ways that this song’s author might have provided a holy shadow during her lifetime (a little background about Natalie Sleeth HERE.) The contribution of this song in 1977 brought much joy then and her holy shadow continues to bring joy with the sharing of this tune (including with this rendition containing the sheet music HERE.)
In addition to this song, Sleeth also wrote Hymn of Promise – “in a bulb there is a flower, …” Talk about casting a long shadow!
While we won’t all necessarily get an opportunity to cast such long, popular shadows as Natalie did, comparison is not important, is it? 🙂
May we cast holy shadows this and every day, fueled by the Spirit and shared with JOY!
Lectionary Texts for Sunday, August 28, 2022:
- Jeremiah 2:4-13 and Psalm 81:1, 10-16
- Sirach 10:12-18 or Proverbs 25:6-7 and Psalm 112
- Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
- Luke 14:1, 7-14
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