Psalm 29:11 May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace! * * * * * * * * What gives you strength? Is it the coach who grabs your facemask on the sideline and yells, "You can do this!" just before you have to run on the field for the game-saving play? Is it the photo of your family on the open screen of your phone? Is it belting out your favorite song while driving in your car? Is it the surprising splendor of the morning sun splashing above the horizon and into your face? As we think about the variety of ways we experience a burst of strength that lifts and encourages us generated by a force ourside ourselves, we encounter God. * * * * * * * * Wow! Amen.