Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Psalm 39.1-7, Exodus 2.23-3.22, Mark 14.53-72 - Lectionary for 4/12/11

Today's readings are Psalm 39.1-7, Exodus 2.23-3.22, and Mark 14.53-72.

Our life is transitory. If we step back and take a good look at it, we see that everything around us is temporary. Even what we might consider "durable goods" passes away. Even the best built house will eventually wear down and crumble. The majestic oak tree planted by our ancestor will soon pass away. And a person who lives a long time normally wears out before 100 years of age. When the people of Israel were crying out in their bondage they saw it was only temporary. The Lord rescued them. It may not have been in the time they most desired, but it was in his timing. Does God understand our urgency? Does he who is timeless understand that we have needs that are immediate problems to us? Yes he does. In the person of Jesus, God has become man. He understands being up all night praying and then being arrested. He understands hunger and thirst. He understands the pain of being injured then having to go on to do what he is compelled to do. Jesus knows our urgency. Trust in the Lord! He will deliver his people in the right time.

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

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