The psalms are unique in all of scripture.  Of all the various books, Psalms alone gives us insight into the human relationship with God.  Joy, struggle, pain, excitement, loneliness, belonging, distance, and closeness are just a few of the human emotions expressed in the Book of Psalms.  In Sunday’s reading from Psalm 118 the psalmist writes of God's steadfast love.  There is a clear sense of joy in the relationship. I find in my own faith, when I can live into the love and faithfulness of God, I too can express that joy, even in the face of hardship. God is good. God is righteous. God is love. Let us rejoice and be glad in God. 

Peace, Pastor Ralph