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.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Interruption, a Reflection on Psalm 29:5-11

One evening, I was watching television while sitting in my well-padded recliner. Comfortable, head leaning back, feet propped up. All was well. Then, through the window next to me, I saw a flash of lightning . Almost immediately, I heard a loud crash of thunder. The TV show lost my attention.

Since I spent my formative years in Texas, I have the Texas attitude toward storms. As soon as we hear thunder, we're outside looking at the sky. Thunder gets our attention.

You don't have to be a Texan to notice thunder.
A thunderstorm will interrupt your life.
You'll turn your attention from what you're doing to this interruption.

The Psalmist's life was interrupted by God (Psalm 29:9).
"The voice of the Lord causes the oaks to whirl, and strips the forest bare;and in his temple all say, "Glory!"

The poem of the week in is Tuggin' by Matt W. Miller.

It's not a commentary on Psalm 29 but as I read this poem about a storm and its effects, I thought about the psalm. And about how storms can affect us. And how we can be rescued from them. Anyway, read the poem.

Lectio Divina: Acts 8:15; Psalm 29:10

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