Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Christ the King Year C - Psalm 46

This is a psalm for difficult days; a refuge and strength psalm for earth changing, mountain shaking, rock your world, waters foaming, troubled times. Of course, troubled times don’t need to be that noisy. Difficult days are more often suffered in silence and those tottering on the brink of despair are “still” but not in the “Be still and know that I am God!” silence. The stoic stiff upper lip isolation in the face of those things that rightly make one tremble is not what “therefore we will not fear” is all about. The help that comes at break of dawn is the Lord of hosts with us, as in we not me. When one rejoices, all rejoice. When one suffers, all suffer. We’re in this thing together. So be still before the Lord but do not be silent about the very present help you need in times of trouble.

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