Today's readings are Psalm 86.11-17, Exodus 34.1-28, and Luke 7.18-35.
Our life is full of "what ifs." What if something goes wrong with our plans? What will we do then? In our readings today we see Moses and John the Baptizer confronting failure. They don't see that God's will is going to be accomplished. They don't see God's blessing upon his people. Things just didn't work out the way they planned. What will they do?
Moses brings the situation to God the Father and is shown God's mercy and lovingkindness. John sends messengers to Jesus who reminds him of the works of the Son of God. In both cases we see that God's mercy and love for his people is greater, far greater, than any of our doubts and fears. We can look to our Lord in confidence, knowing that he sovereignly rules this world and will always show himself as the God who redeems his people.