Daily Readings: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Readings:  Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 (NRSV, The Message);  Song of Solomon 3:1-11 (NRSV, The Message); Mark 16:1-8 (NRSV, The Message)

 

Far better to take refuge in God 
      than trust in people; 
   Far better to take refuge in God 
      than trust in celebrities.     Psalm 118:8-9 (The Message)

They got out as fast as they could, beside themselves, their heads swimming. Stunned, they said nothing to anyone.              Mark 16:8 (The Message)

Heads swimming and stunned – that would be a good description of how I would feel f the Divine broke into my life in such a dramatic way. Yeah, I read scripture, pray, meditate and otherwise practice my faith. But do I expect resurrection? Do I expect the miraculous? I can’t say that I do. Would I even want the Divine to break into my life so dramatically – to have my head swimming? I don’t know.

I have enjoyed spending time with this Psalm the past few days. I have experienced God as my refuge, and I know it is much better than trust in people.

 

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