The Shadow Of Your Wings

A reflection on Psalm 57:

This psalm, like almost all the laments, mixes cries of help with songs of praise.

When I pray these psalms in times of trouble, singing joyous and loud to wake the dawn, I’m not trying to forget or whitewash suffering. I’m praying the only way I know how: through music.

And so I sing, even when the only thing steadfast about my heart is its rhythm, the drumbeat to a song I am trying to believe.

I rest in the shadow of your wings.

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WordsMargaret Ellsworth
Image: Jannalee Nieuwenhuis
Music: Dexter Britain