Faithfulness of God

Faithfulness of God

Psalm 105:1-11, 45b
Psalm 105 and 106 are a dynamic duo. One proclaims the faithfulness of God while the other confesses the unfaithfulness of God’s people. It is, perhaps, the summation of the whole of scripture. But what does it mean for God to be faithful to an unfaithful people? How can that relationship work? I think the answers lie in the dynamic of faith and faithfulness.

As you prepare for this Sunday’s worship

Included here are the scriptures, reflection questions, and prayers that are thematically matched to our Sunday worship outline.

         Scriptures: Gen 29:15-28; Ps 105:1-11, 45b; Matt 13:31-33, 44-52; Rom 8:26-39

Questions for Reflection:

Are there dilemmas or relationships in which you feel separated from the love of God? Can you imagine that God might be at work there, bringing life in unexpected ways? What would change if you were to claim the promise that nothing can separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord?

Morning Prayer:

God of ferment, God of life, as I recall the night’s unsettled dreams… as I foresee the day’s demands… come to me in the desires of my heart, in the anger of the excluded, in all I might discount— until I find you everywhere, until your holy love leavens every impulse, for I pray in the name of Jesus, whose surprising call continues. Amen.

Evening Prayer:

Joy of my heart, thank you for this day’s unexpected turns: for provision when I was stymied and laughter born of grace. As I rest in your mercy open my heart to your unruly love  and the neighbors you have put in my path. Amen.