Since both kids are at their college classes, I broke into song at the top of my lungs:
"I know that my Redeemer liveth . . . and because He lives . . . I, too, shall live."
Oh I must break out Handel's Messiah and put it on my iPod!
I sang something like this in high school - I was in Job's Daughters. Some evangelicals would tell me that this wasn't a good thing, but they don't know what we learned there. They look from the outside and condemn it all as bad, but I only learned good from it, and it was so much praise and worship and Scripture!
They were lessons from the book of Job, and for a high schooler, they were excellent lessons that would develop my theology of suffering later on in life. I took the memorization very seriously, and they were great Scriptures and beautiful hymns l…