“Blessed are the people who know the passwords of praise, who shout on parade in the bright presence of God.” Psalm 89:15
When I was a kid, I needed a password to enter into a private club girls’ club–such as a home-grown version of the Mikey Mouse Club. As a teen, I was a Rainbow Girl. We had a book of passages to memorize and use at all the meetings. Today, I have an address book full of passwords I use to enter all the different websites on my computer and iPad.
The Psalm (as interpretted by Eugene Peterson, author of The Message Bible) says we are blessed to know the passwords of praise. If I remember my catechism training and the Bible studies I’ve attended, there are many passwords of praise–too many to memorize. However, there are a few key words that God will accept as passwords, such as “ThankU, PlezF0rgiveMe, or EyeLuvU”.
If I forget a website password, it allows me the opportunity to choose a new one. God gives us a second chance too. It’s called “Grace.”
Lord, thank you for a second, third, or more chances to sing praises to you. Amen.