Saturday, July 3, 2021
Today, in God’s Lavish Mercy, we pray with Psalm 117. We do so in the spirit of Thomas, who now offers his unquestioning faith to our patient and forgiving Jesus.
Praise the LORD, all you nations;Psalm 117: 1-2
glorify him, all you peoples!
For steadfast is his kindness for us,
and the fidelity of the LORD endures forever
Faith is not a commodity or an achievement.
Faith is relationship and a journey.
It is a gift and an exercise of grace.
Never stretched, it withers like a brittle ligament.
It ebbs and flows with our personal and communal dramas.
It deepens with prayer, silent reaching, and a listening obedience to our lives.
It shallows with our demands, like Thomas’s, only to see and to touch.
It is fed by the Lavish Mercy of God Who never cuts its flow to our souls
if we but take down the seawall around our heart.
On this day when we celebrate the power of tested and proven faith,
may we bring our needs into the circle gathered in that Upper Room.
Standing beside Thomas today in our prayer,
may we place our trust in the glorified wounds of Christ.
A video today for our prayer: Blessed Are They That Have Not Seen
Music: Healing Touch – Deuter
As we reach out in faith with Thomas to touch Christ’s wounds, let us open our hearts to receive the returning touch of God’s Lavish Mercy.