Consider the Ravens...and the Lilies (Psalm 147; Luke 12:22-34)

Consider the Ravens...and the Lilies (Psalm 147; Luke 12:22-34)

This week, my attention is drawn to an easily overlooked line in Psalm 147 that is focused somewhere between deep space and the human heart : “He covers the heavens with clouds; He prepares rain for the earth; He makes grass grow on the hills. He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry” (8-9).

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Sacred Rest (Gen 2:1-3; Deut 5:12-15; Mark 2:23-3:6)

Sacred Rest (Gen 2:1-3; Deut 5:12-15; Mark 2:23-3:6)

t isn't easy to step out of the torrent of activity that pushes us along in life. It is so much easier to give in to the schedule book, the demands of others, the need to be appreciated, the expectation that we will perform better than before. Sometimes there are real needs to be met RIGHT NOW. But this is not where Life is found. This week, we not only hear the refrain of sacred rest in the Scriptures....we rely on the gift of the Spirit to more perfectly sing it ourselves.

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