Psalm 2 thoughts, because I promised last time, and I try to be a person that keeps their word.
1 Why are the nations so angry?Psalm 2:1-5 (New Living Translation)
Why do they waste their time with futile plans?
2 The kings of the earth prepare for battle;
the rulers plot together
against the Lord
and against his anointed one.
3 “Let us break their chains,” they cry,
“and free ourselves from slavery to God.”
4 But the one who rules in heaven laughs.
The Lord scoffs at them.
Right, so, two things that jumped out at me, real quick and then we’ll go on to something else. Maybe.
Thing the first is that the first three verses are remarkably relevant in our times as well. I try to take comfort in the fact that even though Modern Times seem suspiciously angry and difficult, the world has been this way since more or less forever.
Thing the second is the image of God laughing, which, I mean, I’m not a scholar and haven’t done the research?? But I don’t think this is an image you get very often. I like it. Even if the laughter in this case is At Us rather than With Us, I like the image of God laughing and it’s absolutely not a stretch to think He laughs With Us, too.
Work has been very stressful for my co-workers lately, but not so much for me, and that feels odd. Without going into too much detail, a very large and powerful contractor has been giving us an unusual amount of friction on a job we’re doing for them, and since we want to keep getting work from them we’re trying to play along. What it means is that our project manager and logistics guys are running around making calls and putting out fires, but none of what they’re dealing with really means anything extra for me? I want to be a team player and be stressed with them, but also, why would I want that, so. I sit in my office and do my duties as usual.
I hope they’re taking care of themselves. Every time I try to offer advice for maintaining calm and positivity I feel like the office hippy, out of touch with what’s really happening. Also my beard is a lil’ bit bushier than normal and that’s not helping. (I’m going to trim it back soon.)
Thing I Saw:
Thing I Learned: Alien Isolation is coming to Xbox Game Pass shortly. I love the Alien and Aliens films and have always been curious about this game, but since I am extremely frightened by scary games I didn’t think want to pay a lot of money for it in case I didn’t finish. Now I don’t have to!
I’m Grateful For: A bit of calm in the storms around me!