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 ram’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:
“I 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 you—
if you would only listen to me, Israel!
You shall have no foreign godamong you;

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