Dismantling Atomic Bombs

Jun 17, 2018    Kevin Schwartz    Psalms, Summer in the Psalms, Sermon, 2018


“So is this what you wanted?
Is this what you tried so hard to be?
To play the part of what I’d longed for,
You’d never prove yourself to me.

It’s just a wall of glass you’ve built around you,
‘Cause you and I could be a pair of aces,
I’ve never lost a hand,
All it takes is just one word and grace is.

Well I can do without you,
I can do without you,
I can do without this pain,
But love stands in my way.

You and I could be a pair of pilgrims
Torn and bruised and full.
All it takes is just one word,
And a broken heart is beautiful.

Just one word just one sigh,
Just one heart and no alibis,
Just one love just one life,
Just one mind with no alibis.”

~From the song No Alibis, by the band The Normals


Psalm 20 (ESV)

1 May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble!
May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
2 May he send you help from the sanctuary
and give you support from Zion!
3 May he remember all your offerings
and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah
4 May he grant you your heart’s desire
and fulfill all your plans!
5 May we shout for joy over your salvation,
and in the name of our God set up our banners!
May the Lord fulfill all your petitions!
6 Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed;
he will answer him from his holy heaven
with the saving might of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
8 They collapse and fall,
but we rise and stand upright.
9 O Lord, save the king!
May he answer us when we call.