Saturday, March 13, 2010

What Is It?



Luke 15:1-10 (NRSV)

Parables of a lost sheep and a lost coin

Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, "This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them."

So he told them this parable: "Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.' Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

"Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.' Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

DEVOTION--Today is Saturday Psalmody; the mediation is offered as a psalm from my heart! If you would like a more traditional devotion, please search the archives for a title that appeals to you! (smile)


What is it
about HIM
That causes all
the sinners
to listen

What is it
about HIM
that makes the powerful
shake in their shoes
and the popular
fear the end of their reign

What is it
about HIM
that extends welcome
to the very same folks
we push away
and that causes
heaven to rejoice
as he ushers them into
the warmth
of his love

What is it
about HIM
that causes me
to want to kill him
and to love him
and to serve him
all at the same time?




when you come
into Your Kingdom.



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