A Reason for Celebration

I love the Psalms

Reading:Psalm 81:1-9
For the director of music. According togittith. Of Asaph.
Sing for joy to God our strength;
shout aloud to the God of Jacob!
Begin the music, strike the timbrel,
play the melodious harpand lyre.
Sound the ramโ€™s hornat the New Moon,
and when the moon is full, on the day of our festival;
this is a decree for Israel, an ordinance of the God of Jacob.
When God went out against Egypt,
he established it as a statute for Joseph.
I heard an unknown voice say:
โ€œI removed the burdenfrom their shoulders;
their hands were set free from the basket.
In your distress you calledand I rescued you,
I answeredyou out of a thundercloud;
I tested you at the waters of Meribah.
Hear me, my people,and I will warn youโ€”
if you would only listen to me, Israel!
You shall have no foreign godamong you;

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