Psalm 78:1-4 suggested reading for Sunday 28 September 2014
by Reverend Jon Eltringham
My friends, I beg you to listen as I teach. I will give instruction and explain the mystery of what happened long ago. These are the things we learned from our ancestors and we will not keep secret the glorious deeds and the mighty miracles of the Lord. Psalm 78:1-4
What Asaph was talking about was handing down God’s law, His words to the next generation of our children, also the next generation would be stubborn, rebellious and unfaithful to the Lord and he was right; just as in times of Asaph, the youth of today are turning away from God and the church, trying any New Age craze, getting further and further away from the church. Most of us grew up in the house of the Lord but it’s still true today as it was then. We must teach our youth but not burn them out on it. We as Christians believe in miracles, we pray for them but not always see them. Some folks think the miracles only happened as some put it in Bible Time. Not so. Everyday we see God’s work. Look at 9/11,. The evil that was brought down on us, but we saw folks walk from the rubble and saw rescue crews pulling people out, saving their lives. And God bless their rescue dogs. If not for them, more would have been lost. They are truly a gift from God.
Or a sick child on her last breath. She gets well. Do the doctors get all the credit? No. We thank God for this glorious miracle. Sometimes we see seniors in rest homes never making a sound, never speaking or moving, like they were empty inside. Someone brings a therapy animal to see them and they light up and smile and truly come back to life. All they needed was something to love or someone to love, which is truly a miracle.
Our hearts are heavy. We worry about simple, little things in our lives. If we pray and have faith and put our trust in God, He will see us through. We may not always see that miracle but it’s there. Our prayers are answered. And it brings us closer to our heavenly Father.
In closing, I would like to say thank you, God bless you, and let us pray the prayer of Saint Michael.
Saint Michael the Archangel Defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do thou O Prince of the heavenly host by the power of God Cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen
Reverend Jon Eltringham, a lay Minister, is scheduled to be ordained as a Priest by this jurisdiction in November and will serve as Monsignor for the Great State of Ohio