My Pollyanna World

3 Sep

Would it be great if people didn’t lie or cheat or hack. Every time I have to change my password, add more security questions, offer more ID to the clerk, or, heaven forbid, try to get on a plane, I remember how complicated life is because someone was dishonest or looking for a way to hurt people. In my Pollyanna World people are honest and kind and do not try to get something for nothing. And, in defense of my pollyannaism, I think the scripture would agree with me.

Psalm 99 is one more praise song. It once again talks about God’s justice and praise God because of the justice the brings peace to the earth. This praise hymn focuses on the leaders of Israel who brought the justice of God to the people. So, in these days of unrest of Syria, and Egypt, and so many other places, I would encourage to pray for all the earth’s leader. Perhaps we can find ways to continue to bring a little Pollyanna to our world. (OK, if you don’t know how Pollyanna is then look it up in the ‘old movie’ section)

1-3 God rules. On your toes, everybody!
He rules from his angel throne—take notice!
God looms majestic in Zion,
He towers in splendor over all the big names.
Great and terrible your beauty: let everyone praise you!
Holy. Yes, holy.
4-5 Strong King, lover of justice,
You laid things out fair and square;
You set down the foundations in Jacob,
Foundation stones of just and right ways.
Honor God, our God; worship his rule!
Holy. Yes, holy.
6-9 Moses and Aaron were his priests,
Samuel among those who prayed to him.
They prayed to God and he answered them;
He spoke from the pillar of cloud.
And they did what he said; they kept the law he gave them.
And then God, our God, answered them
(But you were never soft on their sins).
Lift high God, our God; worship at his holy mountain.
Holy. Yes, holy is God our God.

I pray for peace in your day and just know I will be looking at the glass half full.


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