Daily Lectionary Readings for Year A
Let's start off with singing.
"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light onto my path!"
Psalm 119 gives depth and context to the singing of this song. God's Word - Scripture, the presence of Christ, signs and wonders - is the source of our strength when we are going through the challenges of life. When we are afraid and are learning to walk in the dark God's Word lights our way. So, sing this morning for your journey. And, sing for those who are having trouble breathing. Sing for those who are waiting for test results. Sing for those who need strength.
I want to encourage you not only to sing this morning but also to read. In Exodus 3 Moses encounters God in a burning bush that is not consumed by the fire. Moses, a shepherd, can find God in the world because Moses is familiar with his surroundings.
God continues to reach out to us in the midst of our living, in ways that we can notice if we are paying close attention. So, my reading recommendation is a book by Barbara Brown Taylor, An Altar in the World. Maybe the library has it, or you can order it sent to your house. I downloaded it to my Kindle. It's a good book for this time that has called us away from the ordinary so that we can ponder and be attuned to the ways that God is calling out to us.