Psalms for the Week … And More

Psalm 126 is among the Songs of Ascent. Annually many would journey to Jerusalem. Along the way in preparation for worship the people would sing songs. "Ascending" to Jerusalem they would reflect on life and the activity of God. Here sorrow turned to joy may reflect any number of experiences by the wood be travelers. Not the least of which would have been the hopefulness in the "great things" God would do making his name great among all the peoples of the world.

You may want to read the Mark 10 passage (46-52). It would be interesting to reflect on the "tale of two stories." In the previous event in Jesus' travels James and John tell Jesus they want him to do what they ask. Here Jesus asks blind Bartimaeus what he wants Jesus to do for him.

Other possible reading connections for the week. Consider Psalm 34:1-8. Read Job 42 and Jeremiah 31:7-9. See how these Scriptures intersect in theme and intent.

As you have time, leave your thoughts in the comments.

Jesus invites people into his life and his way. He takes what is and points to the new way of the Kingdom of God.  Come see what this journey is all about!

One way to think about the mission of Jesus - He calls into question the way things are and points to the way things may be in the Kingdom of God. 

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