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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lenten Blog 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Daniel Bonner

Readings: Jeremiah 3:6-18, Psalms 62, 72, Romans 1:25-2:11, John 5:1-18

For God alone, my soul in silence waits, from him comes my salvation” – Psalm 62:1 Yesterday in the DC area, we had a snow day, perhaps not the type one thinks of in places like New England or the upper Midwest where a blizzard comes through and shuts everything down, but bad enough weather to made the driving dangerous so the government, schools, and many businesses shut down.  Their halls and doors are silent.  It was a good opportunity to silence myself, shut down and spend more than usual quiet time with God.  I was reminded this was a great opportunity for this in my morning contemplation time in Psalm 62.  Lent is the season for this very thing.  With all the preparation for so much going on now and in days to come, I need this reminding to wait in silence for the Lord and leave space in my heart for Him to speak to me his words of assurance that he is not just my salvation, but all creation’s salvation.  Our worries, struggles, heartaches are his and he can and will carry us through them.  

“For God alone my soul in silence waits, my hope is in him: Psalm 62:6