It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What God Has Done for Us, a Reflection on Isaiah 66:10-14; Psalm 66:1-9

Linked by the lectionary to this week's gospel lesson is this call to rejoice from the prophet Isaiah. The Lord will continue to give them prosperity and protection. "I'll be like a mother to you, and you will flourish."

But, as in the passage from Luke, the good things that can be expected by them will be juxtaposed by the rage that foes will meet.

On Psalm 66:

Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth;
sing the glory of God's name.
give God glorious praise.

Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds!
Because of your great power, your enemies cringe before you;
they sing praises to you,
sing praises to your name."

Come and see what God has done
God is awesome in deeds among mortals...

Bless our God, O peoples,
Let the sound of praise be heard
...God has kept us among the living,
and has not let our feet slip....

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