Genesis 18:16-19:38; Matthew 6:25-7:14; Psalm 8:1-9; Proverbs 2:6-15
Who says you can’t bargain with God? The terrible horrible no good consequences of sin. And Uncle Abe to the rescue in today’s Genesis reading. Asking and receiving … always a troubling concept for me but God has taught me much about that passage over the years, and the reality that wisdom, discernment and knowledge are available just for the asking, as the writer of Proverbs reminds us. More on all that later. What really struck me tonight was the reading from Psalms. Until 4 months ago, I have lived for the past 10 years in crowded, polluted Asian mega-cities where the night sky is shielded by pollution and city lights. Now I live in a place where I can see the stars … millions of them … and it is wonderful. My husband and I have started taking 3k walks at night, and as we walk and talk, I often marvel at the beauty of the stars. When I consider the majesty of God and the beauty of His creation, I am overwhelmed that He even bothers with us. But He loves us so much! Today, I’m going to just camp on that realization. What a promise! What a comfort! What a Savior!