Tonight we celebrated the feast day of St. Michael and All Angels. We'll continue our celebration tomorrow. Saturday Divine Service tends to be a bit austere, but tonight we were blessed by St. Paul's choir joining us. They sang a paraphrase of Psalm 23 (The King of Love) and did an outstanding job. It was a great joy to me to hear their song tonight - especially given a rather sad and trying day. And it was joy beyond words to take all the day's anxieties and lay them down before the throne of the Lamb and know that He would do what is always best, what is good beyond our knowledge and right beyond our hopes. To rest in His love is the only peace this poor world has, but such love He has given us! The angels delight to adore it, and when we join their adoration, their peace is ours too.
"Through Him Your majesty is praised by all the holy angels and celebrated with one accord by the heavens and all the powers therein. The cherubim and seraphim sing Your praise, and with them we laud and magnify Your glorious name..."