Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Lectionary 14 A - Psalm

Psalm 65
“When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us…” we look to the Lord to forgive our transgressions and “save us from weak resignation to the evils we deplore”. (God of Grace and God of Glory - LBW 415) The psalmist could not have imagined the awesome deed by which God would get the job done and so sings of a God girded with might whose strength established the mountains and silenced the roaring of the seas. But it was God in Jesus Christ who was overwhelmed by our transgressions and the One who established the mountains and silenced the seas struggled to climb a hill where with his last cry the whole world was stilled. But if that is where the story ends it would hardly be a source of hope. As it is death could not contain the One who established the earth and breaking free from the grip of the grave God set us free as well so that overwhelmed by grace we might be cured of our warring madness and bend our will to God’s control.

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