More Than All: a Reflection on Psalm 37, 1 Kings 19:1-8, Ephesians 4:1-16 and John 6:1-14
The Bible instructs followers of Jesus to wait for the LORD and keep to his way! In waiting, we will demonstrate peace and posterity awaits the peaceable according to the psalmist. The psalmist is humble. Like Elijah, I must say that I am no better than my ancestors. Oh, that is humbling. I am a wretch, if not more wretched. Grace is an amazing thing. It saves me. But, grace also is given to me for ministry; for life; according to the measure of Christ’s gift. And Jesus gave it all. I am so blessed. Jesus is truly who he said he was. That’s radical. And Jesus is my friend, mentor and savior. I can do no other than give it all.
Scripture texts are taken from the two-year daily lectionary cycle which follows the liturgical calendar and begins on the First Sunday of Advent.