Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the Lord; exult before him!
Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.Psalm 68:4-5
Every so often, it is nice to see how others interpret a scripture. One of my favorite sources is the late Rev. Eugene Peterson. Here is his joyful take on these two verses.
Sing hymns to God; all heaven, sing out; clear the way for the coming of Cloud-Rider. Enjoy God, cheer when you see him!
Father of orphans, champion of widows, is God in his holy house.
When I read these verses, I hear of a God who rides through our lives’ dry and barren places to rescue us from ourselves. I also see him as a parent figure in our most vulnerable states to hold and comfort us. So let’s share praise.