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Rejoicing comes in the morning

August 19, 2011

OK, here goes…

I said I’d save the other reason for why I chose to write a post on OK Go’s This Too Will Pass for dawn, so I looked up when sunrise is and timed this post for then, just to be precise. I’m only sorry I’m not dedicated enough to wake up that early!

The first reason I chose to write a post on This Too Will Pass was because the lyrics reminded me of the transcience of this world and our worries here, which got me thinking. For more on that, you can click on this link for the earlier post.

The second reason is because it reminded me of the Psalmist’s lyrical words: “weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5b)

I didn’t put up all the lyrics of This Too Shall Pass yesterday (thought I’d save it for the morning) – so here’s how the song finishes, with a sense of triumph and optimism reminiscent of the Psalmist’s words:

When the morning comes.
(You can’t keep lettin’ it get you down. You can’t keep lettin’ it get you down.)

When the morning comes.
(You can’t keep lettin’ it get you down. You can’t keep lettin’ it get you down.)

When the morning comes!

It’s still autumn, and this photo taken from James Jordan’s flickr site entitled Autumn Dawn, with the inscription “Restless geese take flight at dawn”, captures the joyful sense of calm we can know every morning.

“Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.”
(Lamentations 3:22-23)

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