Pondering for Monday, January 13, 2020

Daily Office Readings for Monday in the Week of the First Sunday after the Epiphany: Year 2

Psalm 1, 2, 3; Psalm 4, 7 Gen. 2:4-9(10-15)16-25; Heb. 1:1-14; John 1:1-18

Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds.” (Hebrews 1:1-2)

It is perhaps difficult if not impossible for us to wrap our minds around all matter and all life being created through the Property of God we now call our Lord Jesus.  This message is also reflected in John’s Gospel as he writes, “All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being.” (John 1:3).

So God creates and maintains the universe through our Lord Jesus who walked among us to model for us how we should live in creation with one another. I believe we humans have three missions in life. First we are assigned as caretakers of the earth.  Second, we must recognize that we live in covenant relationship with one another for the purpose of being co-maintainers of the earth. And lastly, we are to ever strive to develop and maintain our faithful connection with the Creator, “Our Father in Heaven.”

The more I ponder these things the more focused I am able to be about our call to exist and do the work God has put before us. God has made a Grandfather clock and has put us here to wind it ever so often. Yes, we may use it to mark the time, but we also must keep it running. This clock is not just for ourselves.  The rhythms of the musical chimes are the living pulse of all in the house.   If we don’t keep it going, it will shut down. Let those who have ears listen.

Let us hear what the Spirit is saying to and through the saints of God and then ponder anew what the Almighty can do.  John

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