All Saints Messenger - September 10, 2015

posted Sep 17, 2015, 6:50 AM by Church Secretary
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

Schedules being what they are my time for writing and reflecting are limited due to my Search Committee responsibilities.  I ask for your understanding and grace.  In light of this I share with you the meditation for today from Forward Day by Day. 

Psalm 50:21 And you thought that I am like you.

The first chapter of Genesis assures us that we are made in the image and likeness of God. Yet, as the psalmist explains, we have a bad habit of thinking that I AM is like us.
Perhaps we don't commit the theft, adultery, lying or slander described by the psalmist. We know those actions are ungodly. Still, even when we try to do things right, we get caught up in the idea that God must feel what we feel, must want what we want, and our actions-even if questionable-are justified.

Looking back through history, we can easily identify many global atrocities committed in the name of God, but what about the lesser harms that we personally inflict? Sometimes we are faced with a list of bad options, and in our ignorance we feel compelled to choose because we know that not choosing is also a choice.

Maybe questionable choices are part of the human dilemma, but when making such choices I pray for the grace to be open to redirection. Somehow, we must remain willing to acknowledge that we cannot be certain of God's will because we are human, and God is not like us.

See Ya Sunday!