We sang this as a bouncy chorus once too often when I was a little boy and only recently have I been able to experience this truth again. This is not an injunction to ignore injustice, to pretend there are no problems, or to plaster a smiley face sticker over a gaping wound. That this is the Day of the Lord is a truth and the Psalm where it is found gives reasons for the joy and the reasons do not deny a single fact we might be facing. We can have joy and sorrow simultaneously just as we know defeat and ultimate victory in the same moment.
Christians are constantly losing, but we never lose.
The truth of the Psalm is about Israel and Jesus.
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