Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Psalm 57.1-5, 8-10, Job 11.1-20, John 5.19-29 - Lectionary for 2/15/11 - Philemon and Onesimus

Today is the day of Philemon and Onesimus. Today's readings are Psalm 57.1-5, 8-10, Job 11.1-20, and John 5.19-29.

In today's readings we see people in bondage calling out for deliverance. Our desire is for God's mercy. Yet we don't always see his mercy very clearly. With the Psalmist we cry out to God, we see the dangers around us, we wonder a little bit, maybe a lot, whether God will rescue us, and we give glory and praise to God anyway. We know, despite our circumstances, that God is the merciful Lord who will deliver his people from all the dangers which surround them.

Jesus tells us how this is working. God's love is shown to the world through the love the Father gives to the Son, who will care for his people to the end. Do you want to see the love of God? Look to Jesus, the second person of the Trinity, God the Son, who has come to give life to his people, to all who believe he is able to rescue them from sin and death. 

Dave Spotts
blogging at http://capnsaltyslongvoyage.blogspot.com

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