The Blinding Instant of Unmasked, Naked Self-Awareness


God is after a convergence of his character and ours.  The Psalms offer as a chief means of attaining this convergence: “Sit and soak.  Chew on this.”  We are told to plant ourselves like a tree on the bank of a waterway, meditating on it, absorbing the Word into our being.  Several psalms are composed around acrostics, designed to do one thing: make sure the song is remembered, make sure it is anchored in our soul.  The linkage of mnemonic device, poetic form, the act of singing, repetition – all these combine to help these psalms become resources of the spirit, springing to consciousness when we need them: during the terrors of the night, the tears of the sickbed, the desolation of undeserved attack, the blinding instant of unmasked, naked self-awareness.

–Reggie Kidd, With One Voice (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books), p 34.


~ by toddbumgarner on May 18, 2009 6:46 am.

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