Songs for the Road – a look at some of the Psalms
If you do this, it can almost appear that your whole life is a film with a soundtrack – swelling strings, a driving beat, hopeful or sad voices that track your emotions.
We’re not the first generation to do this – we are just the first to have it made so convenient for us.
The Psalms – all 150 of them – are the Bible’s songs that accompany the people of God as they go about their lives. Songs for days of joy, songs of awe, songs for confident days, songs for fearful days, songs to lament with. Songs for whole life. And they are sung to God. So they express our hopes and fears, our desires and regrets, our joy and our pain. And to such an extent at times that sometimes you wonder whether they ought to be in the Bible at all. Aren’t they a little vindictive at times? Don’t they sound too arrogant? Too self-confident? Too angry with God and everyone else?
Over the summer we will look at some of these psalms – songs sung to God, at certain times in certain places that allow us to live our whole life confidently in his presence.