Monday, November 4, 2013

Be Still

Psalm 46...
God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.[c]
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
    God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
    he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Come and see what the Lord has done,
    the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease
    to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the shields[d] with fire.
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”
11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Last week I got to hear my friends unborn child's around 11 weeks...only 11 and you could hear a heart beat and much earlier sometimes. Don't tell me it's not a living thing...don't tell me abortions are okay..

I think it should be a law that woman have to hear the heartbeat before they can get an abortion....

I thought I was okay...

I've been emotionally messed up ever was such an amazing wonder of God...that heartbeat...inside someone...

what if I never know what that is like? 

I thought I was okay...

Sunday was reformation and with reformation comes Psalm 46...I've read and re-read and heard this psalm so many many times..but truly it is a powerful Psalm...

in the same breath we are standing in awe of God and in the next we are to be still to know that very same God. Oh it's such a comfort to read this psalm in such time's as Facebook and media rub the sin of this world in your face. As the very laws and morals of our Lord are scoffed at and ignored..mocked...

We have Psalm 46 and Luther had a right to cling to the battle on when church and state wanted him dead. For we will not fear though the earth give way .. though laws pass that slap our faith our beliefs in the face...The God of Jacob is our Fortress...

I thought I was okay...
I miss St. Marcus... but God is everywhere...

I need only be still.

Thank-you God for the comfort in your word.

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