Lenten Reflection 4.7.12

Psalm 118 begins:

O give thanks to God, for God is good;
God’s steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 118 ends:

O give thanks to God, for God is good;
God’s steadfast love endures forever!

On this last day of Lent, referred to as Holy Saturday in some traditions, remembered as the day that Jesus was in the tomb, this psalm reminds us of all that we need to know. At the beginning, at the end, a good and loving God. Whatever our life circumstances, God is good, and God’s love is eternal. Whatever mess we have made of things, God is good and God’s love is eternal. Whatever happens in the world, God is good and God’s love is eternal. Whether we live or die, God is good and God’s love is eternal. Whatever the great mystery beyond death, God is good and God’s love is eternal. This is the grounding of people of faith throughout the centuries, and it was certainly the bedrock of the life of Jesus.

It’s really all we have to remember: God is good, and God’s steadfast love endures forever.

Prayer
Sometimes we get so caught up in our own drama. We let our lives get self centered instead of God centered. With God at the center, at the beginning and at the end, we have all the assurance we need to face the joys and sorrows of the journey. God is good, and God’s love is eternal. This awareness sustained Jesus through his life and his death. May it sustain us as well. Amen.

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