Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday of Lent 4

Tuesday of Lent 4, March 28, 20167 Psalm 36:9

Psalm 36:9 English Standard Version (ESV)

9 For with you is the fountain of life;
    in your light do we see light.

God and His Word are compared to as refreshing waters. (See Proverbs 18:4; Isaiah 55:1) God give life in both the temporal and eternal realms. Ultimately, for sinners, God provides the water of life through Jesus Christ. Apart from Him, we are in darkness. Knowing Him brings enlightenment and joy.   1

Christ gives us the eyes of faith. So we can see God. Because of our fallen nature, because we live in a broken world, we cannot always see clearly. St. Paul reminds us, “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror;” - 1 Corinthians 13:12 During this Lenten season, ask the Father to give you the eyes of faith to see not only the beauty in this world but the heart to make your community better. 

O God, with you is the well of life, and in your light, we see light: Quench our thirst with living water, and flood our darkened minds with heavenly light; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. 2

[1] Lutheran Study Bible, © 2009 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
[2] Collect  for Tuesday of Lent 4,  http://www.liturgies.net/Lent/LentenCollects.htm

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