Friday, August 6, 2010

Pentcost 11c - conclusion

Genesis 15:1-6; Psalm 33:12-22; Hebrews 11:1-16; Luke 12:32-40
I stated flirting with a cold on Tuesday morning and now we’re dating. Don’t tell Lisa! It is one of those colds that are not bad enough to keep you in bed all day but just bad enough that you seriously consider it. So I’m loaded up on daytime cold meds and drinking plenty of fluids and doing what has to be done. The texts for Pentecost 11c are about doing what has to be done despite the difficulty of the day. Abraham lives as one who believes even though the Lord has not yet delivered on the promise. The psalmist’s heart rejoices in times of famine and trouble because of hope in unfailing love. The Hebrews 11 list hoping against hope lived as if the promise not realized had already been delivered and the things not seen were fully visible. And the little flock lives without fear because the big M “trust me” is fully trustworthy.

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