Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is in the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Blessed Are Those Who Trust
One of the mysteries and comforts of liturgical worship -- doing certain things on certain days just because that's what the schedule (or the prayer book, or the lectionary, or the e-mail) says -- is that believers often find themselves saying, "How did God know that was what I needed to hear today?" For instance, the daily reading from the good folks at Sojourners, today from the prophet Jeremiah [17:7-8]: