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]:
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.

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