Thursday, April 10, 2014

Psalms 30:3-5 -- On Ephemeral Robots

"O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
Psalms 30:3-5

The Lord does bring up our souls from the grave.  He heals us: body, mind, and spirit.  He gives us time and space to repent, is quickly willing to forgive, and the bad things never last.  I love the "joy cometh in the morning" part. :)  Because it does.  As we learn to repent and let go of our pains, God will heal them.
These verses help me remember the transitory nature of this life.  We can feel trapped or lost or broken, but those things are never actual reality.  They feel overwhelming and all-encompassing, but they are ephemeral, and at God's touch, they can disappear as though they never were.  And I am not trying to discount our feelings in the moment.  They matter a lot to us, and we do suffer and endure pain because of them.  They matter, and we need to learn about how and why we feel and so much about ourselves.  We can't just ignore emotions like they don't exist.  I'm just saying, let's remember how temporary they are, so that we don't make eternally bad decisions based on transitory emotions.
Today, let's remember that whatever dark cloud or giant, scary, robotic intelligence that we are facing... all of it is temporary.  The clouds will part, our robotic enemies will be vanquished or reprogrammed to adore us, and things will get better.  With God, it always, always will.  We just have to hang on and not die in the first 15 minutes of the film. :)  And prayer will help too. ;)  God wants us to be happy.  We want to be happy.  Let's be patient, and repentant, and we'll all be rejoicing during the final credits.

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