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Psalm 119:54 Your statutes have been like songs to me wherever I have lived as a stranger.
One thing that brought me comfort was a recording of Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration by Quincy Jones. I sang the familiar words of Messiah with updated musical arrangements and accompanied by familiar popular musicians.
The track entitled “I know that my Redeemer liveth” strengthened my spirit with Job’s words of faith. Job believed in the living God, the living Redeemer. Despite every obstacle thrown in Job’s path, he still believed in the promise of redemption made manifest in the person of Jesus. During this time of transition, I prayed for a modicum of Job’s faith. Three weeks after making the move, I had a job and eventually made new friends. God showed me yet again that I was loved.
My husband and I play A Soulful Celebration every Christmas—and any time we need to be reminded of God’s promises.
MOVING FORWARD: How do you find strength to stay faithful to God’s promise when the going gets rough?
Today the Church remembers Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary.