Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Ezekiel 38-39; Psalms 145; Revelations 20
The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
I don't know about you, but today I needed a break from the intensity of Ezekiel, and the Psalm text assigned for this day provides that respite. Psalm 145 is a song of pure praise to God. Spend some time today basking in the language of just how amazing God is:
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
his greatness is unsearchable.
The presence of God in the beauty of nature around us
On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
The fundamental character of God:
The Lord is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The strength of God’s influence in this world and the next:
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures throughout all generations.
And the promise of God to those who suffer:
The Lord upholds all who are falling,
and raises up all who are bowed down.
But for me, for today; I will focus on the nearness of God; this wonderful, majestic, powerful God who is present in all of creation CHOOSES to be near to me – to you. God draws as near to us as our breath, and remains beside, above, beneath; in and through us; around us and above us. This shall be my focus this day. How about you?
October 4 is World Communion Sunday! If you are able to recite the Lord's Prayer in a language other than English, would you kindly let me know? I would love to have you participate in the service that morning.