by Beth Richardson on June 5, 2012 · 7 comments

God reigning in majesty

Tuesday, June 5. In Psalm 130 the psalmist cries out to God and commits to waiting for God. Think about a time you waited for God to speak. How did you feel? What happened?

What is it like to wait upon God?

Words from The Word: God, high above, sees far below; no matter the distance, he knows everything about us. -Psalm 138:6, The Message

This Week…

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Listen to and pray along with the words of Mark 3:31:35

Pray for: the people and countries of Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland.

Spiritual Tools: Sometimes, God calls out to us by affirming the activities in which we already find peace and joy. Explore Gardening as a way of discerning call, or imagine how God calls you through your other hobbies.


Our times cry out for a mass movement of compassion. This urgent need coincides with the goal of the Christ-following life, for unless our faith makes us compassionate, it can hardly be called Christian. Following Jesus means moving out of our privatized, isolated, and self-enclosed worlds into a compassionate engagement with our suffering neighbor. As we open ourselves to the pilgrimage experience, … we journey from self-centeredness to compassion. May you and I become everyday pilgrims whom God can use to bring healing to our broken world.

-Trevor Hudson
A Mile in My Shoes: Cultivating Compassion

From page 112 of A Mile in My Shoes: Cultivating Compassion by Trevor Hudson. Copyright (c) 2005 by Trevor Hudson. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission.

Prayer: God of grace, shine a light on your path and set my feet to follow it. Amen.

Art Credit: God reigning in majesty from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.

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