Thus says the Lord: Do not let the wise boast in their wisdom, do not let the mighty boast in their might, do not let the wealthy boast in their wealth; but let those who boast boast in this, that they understand and know me; that I am the Lord, I will act with steadfast love, justice and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight, says the Lord.
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me and I shall be saved; for you are my praise.
And do no wrong or violence to the alien, the orphan, and the widow, or shed innocent blood in this place.
I know, O Lord, that the way of human beings is not in their control, that mortals as they walk cannot direct their steps.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
…the Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore, I have continued my faithfulness to you.
For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.
Set up roadmarkers for yourself, make yourself guideposts; consider well the highway, the road by which you went.
When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me, says the Lord.
Thus says the Lord: Stand at the crossroads and look and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way lies; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.
Word and Image
offers two parts of my morning ritual, scripture and visual art. I make no
attempt to related the two (as I do in my daily quote and blog entries) and
yet, sometimes that will happen, for as we know God works in mysterious ways.