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To Snooze or Not to Snooze?

October 13, 2017

This is the day again now what?

Oh, yeah, *yawn* this is the day that the Lord has made.

That Bible verse. Old Testament, right?

Heard it all before. Reaching for the snooze button.

Not so fast, my friend.

Catch the not-subtle nuance of that same verse in the Aramaic Bible in Plain English:

This is the day that Lord Jehovah has made;

come, we will leap for joy and rejoice in him!

— Psalm 118:24

Two quick things:

  1. Jehovah = generally understood to be a name so holy as to be unpronounceable by us sinners, except by one person in one place once a year. Whoa…pretty big deal, eh?
  2. the second line is an invitation to fully participate in celebration: “leap for joy and rejoice in God!

Nothing there at all that’s snooze-worthy…so what are we waiting for?


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