Hmmmm… another Monday? Lord Have Mercy!

Devotional Thought/Discussion Thought of the day….

“When he saw the happiness with which that hard work was being done, that friend asked: “Is it through enthusiasm that you get all these tasks done?” And they answered him happily and calmly: “Through enthusiasm…? That would be the day! Per Dominum Nostrum Iesum Christum!— through Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is constantly awaiting us.”

(Escriva, Josemaria). Furrow )

My thoughts:
Not sure if its cultural, but there is something about Mondays that is… depressing.  I actually like what I do most Mondays, studying scripture for the following weeks sermons, working with whatever deacons the will go out and extend the ministry beyond what I am able to do… its all good stuff.

But it is so different from Sundays, so different it seems from the gathering of God’s people around His word, as they receive assurance of His love, and are told once again the unbelievable news – that sin and the injustice of the world does not invalidate them, for God has taken care of it.  I wrote yesterday – why can’t everyday just be Sunday?  Not because God doesn’t work on Mondays – He does… but my awareness is more attuned to how he does it on Sundays. 

The key is what Escriva noted above – that looking forward to the time when God’s people will be gathered into His presence- to know that He too is waiting for that – leads me to want to focus, so we can get back together.  It is as Paul wrote in Hebrews – Jesus, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross…. 

 The joy that was set before Him, the Father’s joy as His children come home, as they celebrate the feast..as they enjoy the rest found in community – the people of God in the presence of God……

How do we get through Monday?  To realize that a new Sunday is coming 

How do we get through Life?  To realize that Sunday is a picture of the sabbath rest to come….

Until then… remember He is with you… and don’t hesitate to cry out “Lord Have Mercy!”  

For He has… and He always will!

 

Dt 

About justifiedandsinner

I am a pastor of a Concordia Lutheran Church in Cerritos, California, where we rejoice in God's saving us from our sin, and the unrighteousness of the world. It is all about His work, the gift of salvation given to all who trust in Jesus Christ, and what He has done that is revealed in Scripture. God deserves all the glory, honor and praise, for He has rescued and redeemed His people.

Posted on June 4, 2012, in Devotions and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I know that many pastors like to take Monday off. Not me. I am usually more excited about getting back into the study of the Word that I can’t imagine not doing that on Monday.

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