A meditation for March 3
Our Psalms assigned for this day are Psalm 23 and Psalm 27. Psalm 23 is generally used at baptisms, funerals, and Holy Communion. Itis a psalm of comfort, quiet reassurance in this disquieted world; through His continual presence He guides, sustains and uphold us even in our darkest hours. This psalm is of renewal of the covenant and release from individual trial. The verse, “I will dwell in the house of the Lord,” is a thanksgiving and our commitment.
Psalms 23 and 27 elicit confidence and supplication. “The Lord is my light; the Lord is my shepherd - both indicate leadership. Who will you choose to lead? “Whom shall I fear?” and “I fear no evil”; once more, quiet assurance in a disquieted world.
Psalm 27 asks “teach me your way, O Lord and lead me… Do not give me up to the will of my adversaries.”; a prayer of supplication.
Lent is a time of quiet reflection, prayers of supplication and repentance and almsgiving, bringing us to the promises of forgiveness inGod’s great mercy and love.
MARCH 3 / SATURDAY