December 27, 2020, Lectionary

Reading these chapters together sounds like the prophet individually claimed the robe of righteousness and then prayed for the salvation/vindication of the people/city/nation as a group. The imagery for God's love is beautiful. Isaiah 61:10-62:3

I wonder why this psalm is always recommended in the lectionary for the last week of the year. Maybe because it calls for praise from snow, frost, and stormy wind. Psalm 148

When the time was right, God sent God's Son, after centuries, even millennia of waiting. In God's timing, I, too, will receive my answers. One big answer I have right now is that I have the privilege of calling God my Father. Galatians 4:4-7

Merry Christmas! This child, whose birth we remember, was born to live and die amidst opposition, and to rise again so the raising of many would be possible. Let's celebrate! Luke 2:20-42

Thoughts about Listening

I ask myself, who is it for whom I will speak incessantly for their vindication? Isaiah 61:10-62:3

Have you ever been still and silent enough to listen to snow or frost? Psalm 148

If I focus on making the things I have count in the moment, I find it easier to wait for the things I don't have but want. Galatians 4:4-7

Merry Christmas! Let's listen to the family today, the oldest and the youngest of us. Luke 2:20-42