Bono & Eugene Peterson | THE PSALMS

Something for fans of U2.

According to YouTube:

This short film documents the friendship between Bono (lead musician of the band U2) and Eugene Peterson (author of contemporary-language Bible translation The Message) revolving around their common interest in the Psalms. Based on interviews conducted by Fuller Seminary faculty member David Taylor and produced in association with Fourth Line Films, the film highlights in particular a conversation on the Psalms that took place between Bono, Peterson, and Taylor at Peterson’s Montana home.

If you’re a fan of Bono or the Psalms, this is worth a sit down and watch, if only to see Bono talk about wanting Christian artists to be more honest.

#Bible365 – Psalm8 “Look at the stars…”

Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory
in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?[c]

You have made them[d] a little lower than the angels[e]
and crowned them[f] with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their[g] feet:

Psalm Chapter 8.

A soundtrack for this Psalm?


One clear evening.

I’m going to get away.

Not far.

Maybe just hop on a train, and take advantage of the fact that Devon has random train stations in the middle of no where.

I might just take a walk ten minutes in a random direction, walk away from the any sight of any civilization.

I might just find a spot in the darkness, and look up.

I may forget about that book I still haven’t fetched from the loft, that extra job to be done in the nursery, and why I STILL haven’t read that book. For a second I might stop wondering why I still haven’t chucked the broken Quick Cup that sits in the kitchen next to our working kettle. I may just look up, and be lost in the midst of the millions of stars above. For a second I might just feel alone in the universe, and wonder if God really cares about the small things that play on my mind.

Maybe he does?