==============>>>>>>>> These holiday weekends, among other things. mess my schedule. This was SUPPOSED to go out yesterday afternoon but the "Save" got hit rather than the "publish". Again. My bad. <<<<<<<<<<---- p="">
Very very brief today, things are getting away from me once again.
Discussion this morning in the Bible study around the phrase "who am I?" from, among other places, Job 7:17, 2nd Samuel 8:4, and others. How do we account for why the Almighty One reaches down and touches we who are like dust? Or worse? Love is one answer, but such boundless love as this!
But I piped up and mentioned a song that I'd been listening to just yesterday. Titled, appropriately, "Who Am I?". There are several pieces bearing this title. I like several, but this one best. Your mileage may vary.
The reading in the Old Testament is chapters 23, 24, and 25 of 1st Chronicles. David is old and in the process of arranging the transitions that will follow him. One of them is installing his son Solomon as king. The other is arranging for the Temple and the system and organization of worship in that yet-to-be-built place. This group will do office forever, and that one another, and so on.
I Chronicles 24
I Chronicles 25
Our New Testament portion is verses 1-17 of chapter 11 in the Gospel of John.
The first half of the story of Lazarus.