Read Psalm 77

I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, that he may hear me.
In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord;
                in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying;
                my soul refuses to be comforted.
I think of God, and I moan; I meditate, and my spirit faints.  
You keep my eyelids from closing; I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
I consider the days of old, and remember the years of long ago.
I commune with my heart in the night; I meditate and search my spirit:
                 “Will the Lord spurn forever, and never again be favorable?
                 Has his steadfast love ceased forever?
                Are his promises at an end for all time?
                Has God forgotten to be gracious?
                Has he in anger shut up his compassion?”  
And I say, “It is my grief
                that the right hand of the Most High has changed.”
I will call to mind the deeds of the LORD;
I will remember your wonders of old.
I will meditate on all your work, and muse on your mighty deeds.
                 Your way, O God, is holy. What god is so great as our God?
                 You are the God who works wonders;
                                you have displayed your might among the peoples.
                 With your strong arm you redeemed your people,
                                the descendants of Jacob and Joseph.  
                 When the waters saw you, O God,
                                when the waters saw you, they were afraid;
                                                the very deep trembled.
The clouds poured out water; the skies thundered;
                 your arrows flashed on every side.
The crash of your thunder was in the whirlwind;
                your lightnings lit up the world;
                                the earth trembled and shook.
Your way was through the sea, your path, through the mighty waters; yet your footprints were unseen.
You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

 

From Rev. Judith Bennett, Island Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Wheeling

                Remember when…?  This a question we hear bantered about whenever groups of family and friends celebrate together at reunions, baptisms, weddings and other joyous occasions.  It’s also one we hear when the same people gather to grieve the death of one of their own. 

                We are a remembering people.  Whether we are remembering a time of joy or one of sadness, God’s presence can be evidenced in them all when we have placed our hope and trust in Him.  During this Lenten season as we call to mind the myriad and wonderful deeds of our Lord, may we boldly proclaim them to all those we encounter. 

God of all creation, help us to never forget the wonders of your Love.

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