God Pause for Tuesday, 11/11/2014

Luther Seminary God Pause

Tuesday, 11/11/2014 Reading: Psalm 90:1-8, 12

Towering mountains, firm, dependable, unwavering in grace, no shifting shadow, no turning away.

How small am I? How fragile, how finite? My good moments and my bad, a roller coaster by the hour; just when I've got it, your perfection sheds light on something else.

But what really matters? My failure? My sin? For even my evil will fade back to dust.

Yet your mercy: firm, dependable, unwavering in grace, no shifting shadow, no turning away.

Keep my eyes on you, O God. You are constant even when I am a mess. Remind me what is important and give me life that is abundant in your love, shown to me in Christ Jesus. Amen.>

Amanda Kempthorne Pastor, Lord of Life Lutheran Church North Pole, Alaska Master of Divinity, 2009

Psalm 90:1-8, 12 (NRSV)

1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. 2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. 3 You turn us back to dust, and say, "Turn back, you mortals." 4 For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past, or like a watch in the night. 5 You sweep them away; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning; 6 in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers. 7 For we are consumed by your anger; by your wrath we are overwhelmed. 8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your countenance. 12 So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart.

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