Friday, April 29, 2011

Psalm 145.1-9, Exodus 18.5-27, Hebrews 12.1-24 - Lectionary for 4/29/11

Today's readings are Psalm 145.1-9, Exodus 18.5-27, and Hebrews 12.1-24.

Sometimes life seems really difficult. We realize we have too much to do, we have committed ourselves to too many tasks, or maybe to too many bills. We are over our heads and we know it. We look for rescue and comfort. Moses saw how impossible it was to govern Israel. There were simply too many people with too many demands. At the counsel of his father-in-law, he wisely selected additional leaders to bear some of the load. In our reading from Hebrews today we see that when we are overwhelmed in this life we can turn for help to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who has borne our burdens and has faced all the terrors that we too may face. He will strengthen us for every task he has given us. One of the ways he strengthens us is by not leaving us alone. We find ourselves surrounded with friends and co-workers who can help us carry the load, at least some of the time. And of course we confess that our Lord himself is able to preserve us through every trial we face. Let us work, then, joyfully and together, looking to our Lord who is able to accomplish all things according to his mighty power.

Dave Spotts
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