Lenten Meditation 28, March 28

Tuesday, March 28

Psalm 146: 1-10
Isaiah 42: 14-21
Colossians 1: 9-14

by Marion Grunge

Some of these writings could be about 3,000 years old and can still apply to what is going on even today.

The Psalms tell us that God “does what is fair for those who have been wronged.” He goes on to say that “for a long time I have said nothing; I have been quiet and held myself back. But now I will cry out . . . I will make the rivers become dry land and dry up the pools of water. I will destroy the hills and mountains and dry up all their plants.”

Sound familiar?

Paul, in one of his letters, tells the church at Colossae in the Lycus Valley in Phrygia (Asia Minor), “God will strengthen you with his own great power so that you will not give up when troubles come, but you will be patient.”

Will God be there to strengthen us as trouble comes knocking at our doors?

Back to the Psalm we are told, “Do not put your trust in Princes – today it could be elected officials – or other people, who cannot save you. When people die, they are buried. Then all of their plans come to an end.”

Depending on who you listen to, we are coming out of a drought. Was the drought caused by us or by God? Either way, we’ve seen how we could loose all our rivers, hills, and mountains if we do not act.

We were given this land to care for. Adam and Eve were kicked out of their Paradise. Will we be kicked out of our Paradise or are we just going to destroy it?

. . . “send us out to do the work you have given us to do . . .”