Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Turning Cartwheels of Joy!

(Since Sunday morning, when this scripture passage was read as part of a personal testimony, I've been wanting to share it with others. What a great reminder. Let's turn cartwheels together!)

Habakkuk 3:17-19 (New International Version)

17 Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD,

I will be joyful in God my Savior.
19 The Sovereign LORD is my strength;

he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to go on the heights.
For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.

Habakkuk 3:17-19 (The Message)

17-19 Though the cherry trees don't blossom
and the strawberries don't ripen,
Though the apples are worm-eaten
and the wheat fields stunted,
Though the sheep pens are sheepless
and the cattle barns empty,
I'm singing joyful praise to God.
I'm turning cartwheels of joy to my Savior God.
Counting on God's Rule to prevail,
I take heart and gain strength.I run like a deer.
I feel like I'm king of the mountain!




Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

What a cool passage! That must have been read in 2nd service, I missed it.

fran said...

What a great passage for the present times in which we live. How very true - no matter what is going on in the world and at home - we have much reason to turn cartwheels - But I do say ouch just thinking of that - maybe I will have to settle for yelling praise!!!!

Jackie Sue said...

Love that picture!!! Turning cartwheels of joy! Thanks for the reminder. I memorized that passage years ago and just love it!

Dearest Jessica said...

I love this passage, makes me think of Avery and Abbie!