Daily Goodness for Monday, March 23, 2020

by Glenn on March 23, 2020

In Philippians 4:8, the apostle Paul tells believers,

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

Among the challenges for the coming days is the need to feed our souls. When we’re cooped up, sometimes the temptation is to go for what’s easy—you know, a bag of chips and something forgettable on television. My dream for each of us is that in spite of present and coming difficulties, in real ways we will emerge from this experience better than when we went in. Well, what’s the other option? All of us coming through this bitter and angry and falling apart? That wouldn’t be good. Let’s put that option aside.

Will you join me in looking for good things over this next season. In addition to our Sunday morning email with video, I plan to send out something every morning that reflects something good that I discovered the previous day. So here’s a start:

Yesterday I tuned into Washington National Cathedral to see their service. It’s a very traditional sort of service and I guess I was looking for that. As a church, they are having the same problem we are—How do you meet and not meet? So some of their leaders came together and led an online service as though the cathedral was full.

Near the end I heard this song:

It’s called Taste and See, by James E. Moore. Something about the singer and the accompaniment and the text really touched me. I hope you enjoy it.

Refrain | Taste and see, taste and see
the goodness of the Lord.
Oh, taste and see, taste and see
the goodness of the Lord, of the Lord.

1 | I will bless the Lord at all times.
Praise shall always be on my lips;
my soul shall glory in the Lord;
for God has been so good to me. (Refrain)

2 | Glorify the Lord with me.
Together let us all praise God’s name.
I called the Lord, who answered me;
from all my troubles I was set free. (Refrain)

3 | Worship the Lord, all you people.
You’ll want for nothing if you ask.
Taste and see that the Lord is good;
in God we need put all our trust. (Refrain)

If you are interested, the whole service can be found here:

Blessings on your Monday!