A River in God’s Hands


Rafts roll over rocks in mild white water rafting as though one were riding gently on horseback. This is the image of the first proverb. As your read, gently let your spirit dip and rise as you flow over the waters of life in God’s Word.

How are you with the Lord? Do you resist and push the gentle holding of the Lord, or are you as waters that take their shape and movement from the contours of God’s hand? Sense in your spirit this image in the rest of the Proverbs for today. The positive halves flow with abandon; the negative sides are resistive, self-willed, and unresponsive to the call to justice intended to flow into the seas of God’s peace. Pray until you are one with the wisdom of the Proverbs.

The Reading for Today   Proverbs 21


This is the second of thirteen weeks in the season of Pentecost, Year B.
Tuesdays are dedicated to Hebrew History and “The Writings.”
We begin the season with a few chapters of Proverbs.

For the next few weeks, I’ll be posting Firestarters from the original version of The Bible Through the Seasons.