The mighty one, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.
Our God comes and does not keep silence, before him is a devouring fire, and a mighty tempest all around him.
He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that he may judge his people:
“Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!”
The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge.
Food For Thought:
The line that stands out to me in this passage of Scripture is “God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.” How do you see the role of God in this world? What are some amazing ways God is at work?
Gracious and merciful God,
you see into the secret places of our hearts,
where we mourn our sins.
Look with mercy on our contrite hearts,
wash from us the stain of iniquity,
and create a new and right spirit in us,
that we may declare your praise
and offer an acceptable sacrifice in these Lenten days;
through Christ Jesus, who bore our sins on the cross. Amen.
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