Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV)
“How is Lent going?” I ask myself, as I listen to Haydn’s String Quartets on Spotify, and read the psalm suggested by Vinita Hampton Wright from her blog series, Songs for Your Life: Lenten Psalms.
I try to sing the psalm to the tune playing in the background. The staccato reverberation of the music fits the words. The short phrases in Psalm Four seem well-suited to string accompaniment.
You gave me room
when I was in distress.
When you are disturbed,
do not sin;
ponder it on your beds,
and be silent.
God will gladden your heart
with abundance again.
Selah (Pause, and think calmly of that)(portions of Psalm 4, paraphrased)