Out of the Depths

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Psalm 130

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Whether you hit bottom or quietly rest at the base of your soul, there is no other place than your depths for crying out to the Lord. From there the psalmist stretches and tunes himself to God whom he trusts will hear him. Feel peace as the psalmist becomes fully aware that no sin or iniquity on his part will block God’s ears from hearing, or God’s heart from responding.

This is the eleventh of fifteen “Songs of Ascent,” chanted as Jews in joyous pilgrimage would go up to Jerusalem three times a year for Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles. Journey with Jesus from the desert to Jerusalem—from the wilderness where John the Baptist made his cries of repentance, to the heights of Calvary and death; from desert emptiness, to city strife. From there, the empty depths of the tomb will stretch to resurrection and ascended life for you and me.

Today’s Reading
Text: The Common English Bible
Audio: The New International Version read by Charles Taylor

Daily Bible Breaths

Version for Children and Families

This is the First Week in Lent, Year C.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Wednesdays are dedicated the Psalms. During Lent we read the Psalms of Ascent, 120-134.

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