Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Epiphany 5 B - Psalm 147:1-11, 20c

Psalm 147:1-11, 20c
The God of abundant power, who can hurl down hail like crumbs and whip up a winter storm like the one that buried Chicago is the same God who heals the brokenhearted and lifts up the downtrodden. The big G God does not delight in the things that we do and although I love my strong horse Seraphina and always hope for speedy 5k when I run the Cowtown every February Psalm 147 reminds us to pay attention to the things that God cares about. God delights in those who hope in the steadfast love that speaks peace to Jerusalem. Even though the God come down was cast out by his own people who knew his ordinances God did not deal with them as any other nation for the One cast out by Israel was the One who was destined to be a blessing to every nation. To fear God, then, is to be people who care for the weak and weary and work for peace while singing praise to the gracious God of infinite patience. But if God doesn't mind so much I'd still like to run a speedy 5k. 

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