Lenten Meditation 30, March 30

Thursday, March 30

Psalm 130
Ezekiel 1:1-3; 2:8-3:3
Revelation 10:1-11

by Inge Bond

Psalm 130

Psalm 130 speaks to me because of the message of crying out for God in the depths of our despair, in our darkest times. As an insomniac, the verse about waiting for the Lord even more than those who watch for the morning tapped me on the shoulder, while I am acutely aware that there is a big difference between insomnia and desperation for another day. Those who are watching for morning are in more dire times than I (I have been there, as have we all, but am grateful not to be at that point now).

This psalm compels me to be compassionate toward my fellow humans – I know not who spends each night crying out for God, or watching for the morning , hanging by a thread. I need to trust that the Lord will respond to my call, if not always to my exact specifications, and I need to support those who are watching for the morning. That can be a terribly painful and lonely time and if I can be a vessel of the Lord on earth, and provide comfort, I need to do that.

For those who wait for morning, as the Psalm says, there will be mercy and redemption. What great comfort the Lord provides.