Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Baptism of Our Lord Year B - Psalm 29

Psalm 29
Ascribe to the Lord stock show weather. It’s such a common phenomenon in Fort Worth, Texas this time of year that all you have to do is say to someone on a cold day “stock show weather” and they will nod and smile and say how much they are done with winter. I don’t want to say the folks in Fort Worth are wimps but truth is we don’t know what really cold weather is. On the other hand that is why we live in Fort Worth and not Minneapolis. Psalm 29 is the big G God doing stock show weather on steroids and maybe that is a good thing to remember for those of us who prefer God to be a little warmer and less volatile. That being said and accepted means that a God who cares for the least and the lost, who is capable of mass destruction but withholds lightning flashes, is a God whose love trumps judgment. The little g gods of this world revel in mass destruction. The big G God who can rock stock show weather on a whim revels in mercy which for us is a perfect storm.

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