Friday, April 3, 2015

Bonus Reading, Psalms

A Song of Deliverance  

Today's reading is a plea for deliverance.  It is the song that was on Jesus' lips as he was crucified, beginning, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"  It is a long psalm that in some sections admits all of the frustrations and pains of a life where everything seems to be against us.  In other parts, it celebrates God's steadfast love and prays for God's eventual deliverance and salvation.  In the end, all people will become allied with God and God's teaching.

Read Psalm 22  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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