Psalm 114: A Celebration of Escape


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Psalm 114A Celebration of Escape

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

I am thinking that each of us has a memory of an escape we have made.  Perhaps we avoided a relationship that would have injured us badly.  Maybe we realized with hindsight that a job or assignment we wanted so terribly would have been a dreadful and pain-filled experience.  I continue to marvel at the number of times I have escaped disaster – purely at God’s hands and not from my own wisdom or foresight – to survive well to tell the story of my new freedom.  Perhaps I ought to celebrate these escapes from calamity more.

From commentary: “The hymn in Psalm 114 possesses high literary and liturgical qualities involving parallelism, brevity, imagination, and surprise . . . The psalm may have been composed for the sanctuary at Gilgal near the river Jordan (Josh. 5; 1 Sam. 10:8)…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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