Psalm 126 // Laughter & Tears

In the summer of 2020, I contributed to a sermon series on the Psalms at Sanctuary Church.

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Summary

Laughter is a soap for the soul and tears are a balm for broken hearts. They are gifts from God for the restoration of the world.

Key Text

Psalm 126

When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
    we were like those who dreamed.
Our mouths were filled with laughter,
    our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
    “The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us,
    and we are filled with joy.

Restore our fortunes, Lord,
    like streams in the Negev.
Those who sow with tears
    will reap with songs of joy.
Those who go out weeping,
    carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
    carrying sheaves with them.

 

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