3rd Sunday in Lent—March 7, 2021
Psalm 19
S: So fun fact, we had COVID at Xmas. I had my antibodies tested and they r positive.
M: So what does that mean?
S: It’s a blood test to confirm you have COVID antibodies and u only have them if u had it.
M: Wow, amazing, because they said you were negative right?
D: So glad y’all were proactive and quarantined just in case!
S: Yeah, but at this pharmacist, they make you swab your own nose, and I just don’t really think I did it right.
D: Makes sense. Thankfully it wasn’t worse. M, did you schedule your vaccine appointment?
M: Not yet, because my dr wants me to get it from him because I have reactions sometimes. But I’m not sure I should wait.
D: How long would you have to wait?
M: I don’t know. I guess i’ll have to go to the store and sign up. They’re not answering the phone. I’ll let you know.
Heaven is declaring God’s glory; the sky is proclaiming his handiwork. One day gushes the news to the next, and one night informs another what needs to be known. Of course, there’s no speech, no words—their voices can’t be heard—but their sound extends throughout the world; their words reach the ends of the earth. God has made a tent in heaven for the sun. The sun is like a groom coming out of his honeymoon suite; like a warrior, it thrills at running its course. It rises in one end of the sky; its circuit is complete at the other. Nothing escapes its heat.
(Psalm 19:1-5)
O God of Healing and Presence,
Although a new year has begun, a pandemic looms still, overloading hospitals, disrupting lives, and leading to death for loved ones who otherwise would still be with family. We pray for your presence to be felt by those grieving, for your healing hand to be active in the vaccine’s potency, and for your wisdom to shape decisions we make in the name of health and safety for those around us. Amen.
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