February 9, 2020
Scripture: Psalm 98:3-4
The Lord remembered to love us, a gift to his dear family, Israel – a tireless love. The whole earth
comes to attention. Look – God’s work of salvation! Shout your praises to God, everybody! Let loose and sing!
Thought for the Day: This is a portion of this morning’s scripture. I must confess how I’m drawn to the language of “tireless love.” How many of us find our love to be more tired than tireless? We look to Jesus, attend church, read some scripture, but life is exhausting. Our fatigue reduces the capacity of our emotional and spiritual selves to rise anywhere close to the ideal God set forth for us. Sabbath rest is essential for those who desire to be a bit more like Jesus, and to see the tireless love of God made real in this world. It can be a short nap, 20 minutes on the back porch with a cup of your favorite morning beverage or a few minutes between meetings when you take time to concentrate on your breathing. If we do not take time for ourselves, we will never have the energy for others.
Prayer: Lord of tireless love, encourage me to do what is necessary so that the love I have been given is not love lost in my daily grind. Wherever I can find rest in you is time well spent. Amen.
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