February 23, 2017
Epiphany VII (Psalm 131, 132; Ruth 2:14-23; 2 Corinthians 3:1-18; Matthew 5:27-37)
1O LORD, I am not proud; *
I have no haughty looks.
2I do not occupy myself with great matters, *
or with things that are too hard for me.
3But I still my soul and make it quiet,
like a child upon its mother’s breast; *
my soul is quieted within me.
4O Israel, wait upon the LORD, *
from this time forth for evermore.
My only thought this morning is simply this: could we take time to set aside our occupation with the great matters of the world and simply be still with the God of all? I know I need to. And at a deep level, I desire that sort of intimacy with God.
For today, I resolve to quiet my soul, abandon solving the problems of the world, and simply be quiet and comforted by God. I resolve to relish my status as a child today.