Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus!

by Pastor Pete Panitzke on April 29, 2020

Our Bible readings today are a sharp contrast of spiritual darkness and spiritual light. Watch a two minute video introduction to the lessons here. The Old Testament Lesson (Judges 19 & 20, click here to read)reveals what happens when God's people loose connection with their Savior God. In contrast, the congregation in Thessalonica is so focused on their Savior that they are afraid the day of the Lord has already come and they have missed it! Read 2 Thessalonians 1:1-2:12 here.  

My Prayer 

I am growing weary of the uncertainty of what the "new normal" will look like for our society and for our congregation. I find comfort in this psalm where I simply keep my eyes focused on the LORD, the God who was patient with sinners in the Old Testament lesson and so also patient with sinners like me. He is the LORD who will come back and we shall see that, no matter what happens to us in this life, we are victorious in him. O New Testament Israel, God's people today, let us put our hope in him. This is my prayer for myself and for you.

Psalm 131

My heart is not proud, LORD,
    my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
    or things too wonderful for me.
But I have calmed and quieted myself,
    I am like a weaned child with its mother;
    like a weaned child I am content.
Israel, put your hope in the LORD
    both now and forevermore. Amen.

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