Day 5/December 29 Devotion
Reflection by Miriam Hanson, Pastoral Intern at Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington, VA
Psalm 131: 1-3
O Lord, my heart is not lifted up,
my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
too great and too marvelous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
my soul is like the weaned child that is with me.
O Israel, hope in the Lord
from this time on and forevermore.
Questions to Ponder
- What is the noise going on inside you today?
- What kind of “things too great and marvelous” have you been chasing?
- Imagine God like a parent: How does sitting in God’s lap bring peace and calm?
Silence for Reflection
God of true peace, calm our unruly souls. Help us to quiet our desires, fears, opinions, anxieties, agendas, and irritabilities. Tune our hearts instead to your peace, which meets all our needs, feeds our souls, and renews us each day. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.