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.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hope, a reflection on 2 Esdras 12

The eagle, malicious, evil, and worthless, disappeared. Ezra woke up from the vision perplexed and fearful. He asked the Lord to interpret.

The Lord said "Daniel had a vision of the four kingdoms. Now, I can explain to you that the days are coming when a new kingdom shall rise, one more terrifying than all that came before it. After the disasters and tumult, a remnant will be saved.

Ezra reported to the people, "Take courage, the Most High has not forgotten you." After they returned to their homes, Ezra remained in the field for seven days as the angel had commanded.

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