Daily Devotion Thursday, September 26

Thursday, September 26, 2013 – Psalm 65; 2 Kings 9:1-16; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 and Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

The following does not come from my daily readings, but does come from my reflections for the Pastoral Corner for October. Some of you will get to read this twice, others once. Enjoy. I hope my reflections today help me, sense how God wants to always show his love through me.

Soon the leaves will be changing and we’ll be hopefully seeing yellow, red, and orange leaves all around us. One of the things I like about living in the Ozarks is that during fall it is as if God once again gets out his quilt and slowly lays it across the hillsides.

I asked a friend of mine to explain the changing colors of the leaves. Here is her response.

“All the colors are chlorophyll colors, it’s just that when green is produced, it is stronger than all the others so it covers them up. In the fall, the tree quits producing the green chlorophyll and the other colors become visible. They are always there, they are just overpowered by the green.” (Pastoral Presbyter Susan Rosenbaum)

I relate this to my life, our life. When the ways of life overpower the image of God that is within us, one can’t sense God’s Spirit that is always there. But as we let the ways of the world affect us less and less and less then the image of God that is within can shine forth.

A question for all of us, myself included is how does the ways of the world impact God showing forth through you, through me, through the church, through the whole Body of Christ?

As the leaves change colors, look within yourself, and see how God’s image is there and wants to shine through you, through us.

Psalm 65 – Praise is due to you,
O God, in Zion;
and to you shall vows be performed,
….

When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us,
you forgive our transgressions.

All praise and thanks be to you, O God. Amen.

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