Psalm 137v 6 “Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I don’t remember you if I don’t consider Jerusalem my highest joy. “
By the rivers of Babylon, the opening words of this psalm and also the words of a popular song https://youtu.be/vYK9iCRb7S4 from 1978. There are many mentions of war and retribution for things done against the Lord and his people Israel IN THE Old Testament. We know in our not too distant past the acts of German soldiers against the Jewish people and last week we recalled the acts of Canadians against the Native American, Metis and Inuit people. As humans at different times, we get things very wrong. And we feel bad. “How can we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?”
We know today that the posture of the tongue, when it sticks to the roof of your mouth can be a sign of tension. Releasing it from that position can help us relax, and sing. To be overwhelmed and unable to see any good in this world can be a result of our disconnect with God. Whatever happens in our lives there is always hope if we include spiritual practices. Connect by taking time out to pause, and come closer to the creator. Don’t live in the tenseness with your tongue stuck to the roof of your mouth but move it to the middle of your mouth and dwell with the peace of God, our highest joy!
Prayer: Holy God thank you for showing us a better future with God. To sing praises to Him to release the tension of the stresses in our time. Amen.