Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday of Lent 3

Glorious Things of You are Spoken- Lutheran Service Book #648
Psalm 87:1-14; 132:13-18; Isaiah 33:20-21; Exodus 13:21-22

Glorious thins of you are spoken,
Zion, city of our God;
He whose word cannot be broken
Formed you for His own abode.
On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake your sure repose?
With salvation’s walls surrounded,
You may smile at all your foes

Picture springs of grace and mercy that flow down from heaven to God’s people along with springs of joyful praise that flow up to the presence of God. From God flow streams of blessing that supply abundant life along with our every need. Jesus spoke of rivers of living water that would flow to His people (John 7:37-39). James reminds us, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” (James. 1:17).

Lord God, Your Son wept over ancient Jerusalem, and He established the New Jerusalem firmly upon the rock and made it the mother of the faithful. Make us rejoice in Your Church, and grant that all people may be reborn into the freedom of Your Spirit, through Jesus Christ our Lord. [1]

[1] For All the Saints, Collect for Psalm 87; © 1994 The American Lutheran Publicity Bureau, Delhi, NY

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