The Lord Be With You Today!
A person too poor to present such an offering
selects wood that will not rot;
they look for a skilled worker to set up an idol that will not topple.
(Today, we still try our best to find a person or thing
to which we can give our adoration.
Though our worship at the feet of these idols
costs far more than we can afford,
we maintain our drive to refine and mold and shape our crafted idol,
desperate to make it meet our needs.
We keep foolishly putting our faith and trust
in someone or something besides the Lord,
hoping that will be the answer to our need,
and we are constantly disappointed.
The truth is that no thing, no one, no power,
no being in the entire creation can compare to God.
Today, the Lord does not decay or rot away
from old age or disinterest or lack of use,
nor does He topple when the winds of adversity rise up.
He remains fixed, seated on His throne, majestic,
and, just for the asking, is eager to pour out His blessing on us His people,
is eager to develop deeper relationship with us
and to reveal Himself in greater ways to us.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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