The Psalms are not fluffy poetry read by a Shakespeare actor in tights and a puffy shirt.
Picture David as the old bluesman in a smokey New Orleans bar. A whiskey and cigar beside him as he makes his instrument weep. Picture David in the dark eyeliner screaming out emo lyrics. Picture David on the back of a flatbed truck stage in the county fair parking lot.
Some are from a dancer so filled with joy he can’t help but move his feet. Some are from a man who screwed up so badly he’s kneeling by the dumpster in the pouring rain, screaming until his throat is raw. Some are from the warrior praying before the battle, unsure if he will see the sunrise.
Through a Psalm Briefly aims to take the book of Psalms off the pulpit and put it in the glove compartment, in the backpack, and in the hands of those who need to hear the words in a way they haven’t before. These new interpretations of centuries-old lyrics are meant to be sung, danced, painted, played, and most of all…heard. Are you listening?
Use the book as a coaster for your coffee mug. Crease the cover. Dog ear the pages. Use these psalms as a starting point for your prayers or as a way to ask God to grant you a quiet night and a peaceful end to a busy day.
The stargazer, poet, warrior, dancer, adulterer, and king is just waiting to sing you a song.