There was much comfort to be had in this morning's service. One of our amazingly gifted musicians sang an exquisite setting of Psalm 121 by Lee Dengler.
"I Will Lift Up My Eyes" (Psalm 121) from Cheryl on Vimeo.
Later for the Voluntary she sang my husband's arrangement of LSB 846.
"Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old" (Lutheran Service Book 846) from Cheryl on Vimeo.
I could hardly get through one phrase of "Gracious God, You Send Great Blessings" during communion. I was reminded whence our joy comes by the closing hymn, "In Thee is Gladness."
And in Mark's Gospel, there was this: "Do not fear, only believe."