June 2, 2020

Published June 2, 2020 by St Matthews Lutheran Church in Daily Message

During these turbulent times, our prayers become more urgent. Like at other times of crisis, we may wonder: Is God paying attention? Does God care? Does God help?

Our spiritual ancestors, the Israelites, knew all about facing trouble and turmoil. They felt deserted and asked similar questions.

Jesus, too, cried out in lament. Notice that, on his last night in the garden, Jesus didn’t quote the famous Psalm 23. Instead, he turned to Psalm 22:1: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Like us, Jesus knew the feeling of being deserted, forgotten and abandoned.

                                    Howard Wennes, Bishop Emeritus, Grand Canyon Synod

“Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for [God] who has promised is faithful.”

                                    Hebrews 10: 23