Monday, February 21, 2011

Psalm 84.1-4, 8-12, Job 16.1-22, John 7.1-13 - Lectionary for 2/21/11

Today's readings are Psalm 84.1-4, 8-12, Job 16.1-22, and John 7.1-13.

God's temple, his dwelling place, drew Jews from all over the world to return for worship, healing, and forgiveness. The place where God is present is the place of healing. As Jesus came to Jerusalem in John 7, he went at the time of the harvest festival, the feast when people would gather to bring of their harvests, making offerings to the Lord, receiving forgiveness.

God's forgiveness is available where he has promised it will be. In the New Testament we see God promising his gracious presence to forgive in the proclamation of the Word and the administration of the Sacraments. Let us look with confidence to our Lord who has promised to be there for us, whenever we assemble, wherever the Word is proclaimed and the Sacraments are administered rightly.

Dave Spotts
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