Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Psalm 26.1-3, 8-12, Exodus 23.14-33, Luke 4.31-44 - Lectionary for 5/3/11

Today's readings are Psalm 26.1-3, 8-12, Exodus 23.14-33, and Luke 4.31-44.

I always try to look for a common theme in the day's readings. Today what strikes me is that God's people are distinct from those surrounding them. They have special festivals, they have special rules for conduct, and they make covenants only with the true God. In the Gospel for today we see Jesus going around among his chosen people bringing them care, working with his power, setting his people apart for his blessing. In short, Jesus is showing by his works that he is God among his people. Let us look to Jesus in faith, knowing that he is the Lord who sets his people free. Let us look in hope to the deliverance which is to come.

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

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