Conjunction Junction

I wonder how many of you remember the lyrics to Conjunction Junction? (Click the previous words to bring back memories). This, and many other musical animated videos first debuted in 1973 as part of a new series by ABC titled School House Rock. School House rock was as much as a staple to my Saturday mornings as the chores that followed.

“Conjunction junction, what’s your function? I like tying up words, and phrases, and clauses. I’m going to get you there if your very careful.”

I have been taking a journey through the book of Psalms. While on this journey I’ve been purposefully circling the words ‘Abide, Seek, Refuge, and Abundance,’ but what I did not notice was that I have also been unconsciously circling the words ‘But, Yet, and, Though.’ Grammatically speaking, these words are called conjunctions. (Note: Grammar and English are not my specialty. I had to go online to research that these words called conjunctions. While I was on www.grammar-monster.com I discovered I should spend more time understanding the proper placement of commas, semi-colons, etc). Conjunctions and coordinating conjunctions join words, phrases, or independent clauses together.

But, as for me I trust you. Psalms 55:23

But, you brought us to a place of abundance. Psalms 66:12

But, I pray to you, O Lord, in the time of your favor, in your great love answer me with your sure salvation. Rescue me- do not let me sink…deliver me from the deep waters.

Psalms 69:13-15

Yet, I am poor and needy, come quickly to me O God. you are my help and deliverer; do not delay. Psalms 70:5

Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again;

from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.

You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.

Psalms 71:20-21

Yet, I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. Psalms 73:23-24

My flesh and heart my fail, but God is the strength of my heart and portion forever. Psalms 73:26

Those far from you will perish…but, as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds. Psalms 73: 27-28

Your path lead me through the sea and through rough waters, though your footprints were not seen.

Psalms 77:19

Yet, He is merciful. Psalms 78:38

But, He brought his people out… Psalms 78:52

“Conjunction junction, what’s your function? I like tying up words, and phrases, and clauses. I’m going to get you there if your very careful.”

Like the lyrics of Conjunction Junction, I also like tying up words and phrases, and clauses. I like being reminded, I need to be reminded that God is there. During the times when I walked away from him, yet he never moved. When I am weak, yet He is strong. When I can not see the purpose of my current storm, and when I can not see His face, he leads me, though sometimes His footprints were not seen. When I am so full of myself, full on sin, and selfishness, yet He is merciful. When the world rejects you Lord, I will say “But, as for me I trust you.”

“May you and I be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12

~April

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