. . . brings joy to my soul

Meditation on Psalm 22

Comfort & Challenge

broken-clay-heartToday’s readings:
Psalms 22; 148,Deuteronomy 7:12-16,Titus 2:1-15,John 1:35-42

I am poured out like water,
and all my bones are out of joint;

Great God without you my life has no shape; my soul meanders. Do not let me disappear into the ground, into nothingness. Gather me up, oh God. Scoop me into your palms. When you look upon me may you see your face reflected back. Let me rest in your cupped hands, held in your peace, until you see fit to pour my spirit into a vessel of your making. Then will I stand tall and straight, for the Lord has given me form.

my heart is like wax;
it is melted within my breast;
and my tongue sticks to my jaws;
you lay me in the dust of death.

Soothe my burning heart, oh Lord. It wilts from the heat of its own anger. It grows soft and…

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