Sunday, June 10, 2007

Life Resurrected

One more look at the lectionary readings for this week. I read somewhere late last week that the for lectionary readings each week were not necessarily related to each other. As I look at the four readings for this week, I think that there is a relationship between them.

  1. 1 Kings 17:8-24 -- In this passage, the prophet Elijah is sent by God to Zarephath. There, he encounters a widow who is convinced she is going to die of starvation. She does not. Later, her son dies, and Elijah brings him back to life, saving the mother, as well.
  2. In psalm146, the psalmist writes of new life -- justice of the oppressed, site for the blind, care for strangers -- new life out of our old life.
  3. In Galations, Paul talks about his new life in Christ. "The one who formerly was persecuting us is now proclaiming the faith he once tried to destroy."
  4. In Luke , the writer tells of how Jesus brought life back to a son.
We are being changed -- transformed -- and our lives will never be the same. Christianity is the story of resurrection -- of life renewed and changed.

Image: The sky on the way home from dinner last night was beautiful. I took this one through my sun glasses.

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