March 29, 2020, Lectionary

Maybe the emphasis and impact of this passage is different for me from what it was a few weeks ago. Now the question is, Will I continually choose to trust in God to raise the dead? Ezekiel 37:1-14

I wait for God more eagerly than those who wait for quarantine to end. I hope in God's word. Psalm 130

C'mon, be sociable! You can be sociable with God even while quarantined. Psalm 130

"Flesh" and "carnal" translate the same Greek word. So let's hear my own translation from Greek and context. Try reading by inserting "trying to do in my own strength" in place of either "flesh" or "carnal." Romans 8:1-14

I might be tempted to say, "Could not the one who opened the eyes of the blind have kept coronavirus from our land?" And Jesus says, "Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?" John 11:1-45

Thoughts about Listening

I do so appreciate and respect our army of medical and first responders right now. Ezeliel 37:1-14

In the quarantine, we can listen and teach our children to listen, hearing birds, ourselves, voices from our past, our higher power, . . . Psalm 130

Can you say there is one arena of your life where no one judges you negatively? Romans 8:1-14

Blame won't heal the sick or our world. Look for the helpers. John 11:1-45