Tending and Preserving August 14, 2022
Psalm 80 and Luke 12:49-56
O Jesus, why are you showing up today talking about heat waves and fire, weather forecasts and division? Can’t we rest a while on your shoulder, little flock that we are? Can’t we take a summer break from troubling weather and division? Yes Jesus, in fact we do think that you came to the earth to comfort us and even blanket us, like children snuggling down for a summer nap.
Am I the only one who wants to say that to Jesus? I think not because even the Psalmist, who of course sang her/his song way before Jesus cried out sings today “Hear me O God for I am missing you! Heed the cry of my open heart.”
Our truth Jesus is that we are not looking for open heart surgery. We are mainly looking for comfort.
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