How can we sing the songs of the Lord
while in a foreign land? (Psalm 137:4, NIV)
Psalm 136 tells a story of God and his goodness. And each account has a supporting verse: his love endures forever. Perhaps the writer liked the way this refrain repeated throughout, but for me, I take it as a reminder: His love endures forever. In the good times and in the bad times, I can remember that God is in control and that his love, in fact, does endure forever.
So that way, when I find myself in the despair of Psalm 137, perhaps my heart will remember and sing, “His love endures forever.”