Thursday, February 10, 2011

Psalm 38.1-3, 6, 9-11, 21-22, Job 6.14-30, John 3.22-4.6 - Lectionary for 2/10/11 - Silas

Today is the day of Silas, Fellow Worker of St. Peter and St. Paul.
Today's readings are Psalm 38.1-3, 6, 9-11, 21-22, Job 6.14-30, and John 3.22-4.6.

I've been seeing a theme emerging in the lectionary readings. I guess it's really the big theme of the Bible, so it isn't surprising that it should emerge. In our Psalm and our reading in Job we see that life is rough. We are running out of hopes. We are confronted with the fact that our world tends to crush our hopes and dreams. Along comes the Gospel reading, pointing us to Jesus. See John 3.34b, where God "gives the Spirit without measure" to Jesus. And what does Jesus do? He turns around and pours out the Spirit on his people. He restores our hopes and dreams. In fact, he does more than that. He gives us his hopes and dreams. 

All things are possible for God. Let us look to our Lord in faith, realizing that he does all things well.

Dave Spotts
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