Gra Nomad Wanderings

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

4th Class

When I was 10 yrs old I was caught cheating in an exam. (Of course I denied it!) The teacher punished me by telling me that I would learn Psalm 51 and recite it in front of the class. Each morning I would recite what I could. Each morning I could recite a bit more than I could the day before. It kept going until I finally was able to recite the whole of that beautiful psalm of David’s. I believe it is David asking God for forgiveness and mercy following his affair with Bathsheba. Yes, Psalm 51 has a special significance to me. I still love it, though I probably didn’t in 1953 when I was in 4th class at Liverpool Boys’ Primary School. So, if you’ve had an affair or you’ve cheated in an exam, I thoroughly recommend you at least read Psalm 51 if you can’t memorise it. And even if you haven’t done either, it’s worth a read.


At 12:03 PM, Blogger Rodney Olsen said...

It certainly is a great Psalm.

It's full of honesty and repentance rather than the 'everything's wonderful - we're living in victory' kind of theology we're so often presented these days.

At 2:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say Graham, how about a quick note and maybe a picture from your lovely wife?Looking forward to seeing you in 2006. You've got Mike on a road bike now:) Marcia Thayer


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