Perhaps it is because of Psalm 119’s reputation. At one hundred at seventy-six verses it was the Free Bird of the ancient world and I guess there were times when I skipped over some verses, you know, so I could check it off of my list. Now that I read more for understanding (or for confusion depending on the list of questions that I’m saving for heaven) rather than a program, I find myself thinking thoughts like “Whoa, is that new?” or “Where did that come from?”

Like here in verse 18: Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Your law. Wonderful things in the law? Really? How did I miss such a strange idea in the past. Who opens up the Bible and hopes to be struck breathless by the law of God? What a neat thought to ponder.

What about 25: My soul cleaves to the dust; revive me according to Your word.It speaks of our need to cling to the earth, the past, the things that we can touch and pleads with the Lord to renew our allegiance to Him and His word.

54:Your statutes are my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. I think I could sit for days and think about that one.

89 Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven. What a great reminder and faith builder hidden here in the middle of my Bible!

It’s amazing how a book that you’ve read so many times seems so different each time you read it. I’m reminded of a movie I watched a long time ago called The Amazing Book. One of the songs describes this mystery:

It’s more than ink and paper
It’s more than words to read
It’s a letter of love from up above
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Simple. Elementary. I think an animated mouse might sing it. But, hey, they hit the nail on the head, didn’t they?

Lessons for today: Expect to find new things in His Word and never discount the songs of animated rodents.

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