Lectionary Readings: AM Psalm 25; PM Psalm 9, 15
Isa. 5:8-12,18-23; 1 Thess. 5:1-11; Luke 21:20-28
The readings this morning had me thinking about God’s time – and all the paradoxes of His time; Eternal but specific and now; personal (I) but corporate (we, you, them); day but also night – as in the Holy Night we now are preparing to celebrate.
The Holy Spirit records baby Jesus’ birth during the night under the stars; not in the daylight and under the sun.
His light is 24/7/365. His time – beginning and completion – the same; 24/7/365 and then some. Both-and.
Psalm 25: 21 …for I wait for you.
Isaiah 5: 19 who say, ‘Let him make haste,
let him speed his work
that we may see it;
let the plan of the Holy One of Israel hasten to fulfilment,
that we may know it!’
Luke 21: 26People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27Then they will see “the Son of Man coming in a cloud”…
1 Thessolians 5: 2For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come..5for you are all children of light and children of the day; we are not of the night