Today, we will be having somewhat of an Inauguration Day party in the Attic, the Youth area. The big screen tv will be on all day. There will be snack food, hot drinks and cold drinks and soup for lunch. I am bringing my laptop in so I can work while I watch.
Today as I read the devotion from the Upper Room Disciplines, I realized how appropriate it was to today's events and really throughout life. There has been a lot made of this new President and that he can fix the problems of his country. There are high expectations. There are some unreal expectations. Obama can not fix this nation and even he knows that. But today's devotion used the scripture Psalm 62:5-7. Here are the verses;
5 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from him.
6 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
7 My salvation and my honor depend on God [a] ;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
8 Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge. Selah
This scripture is for all of us that in God alone we find our rest, our hope, our salvation. He is our rock, our fortress, our refuge. We all need to trust in him and pour out our hearts to him. Yes, God can work through Obama, our leaders, and God can work through us to make right was is wrong in this country. May it be so.
Oh and by the way Psalm 62:5-12 is the Lectionary Psalm for Sunday. For the Episcopal, it is Psalm 62:6-14. And this Psalm will preach for a time such as ours. Oh and if you are using the Roman Catholic reading it is something else, Psalm 25:4-9.
So what are you doing today?