Midweek Lenten Devotion Week 3

Picture1Wisdom… Have you found yourself seeking wisdom these last few weeks and more?  Our scripture this week is Proverbs 1: 20-23

Wisdom shouts in the street;

in the public square she raises her voice.

Above the noisy crowd, she calls out.

At the entrances of the city gates, she has her say:

“How long will you clueless people love your naïveté,

mockers hold their mocking dear,

and fools hate knowledge?

You should respond when I correct you.

Look, I’ll pour out my spirit on you.

I’ll reveal my words to you.”

 

As I’ve watched the news and social media this week, I’ve been thinking to myself, “Wisdom!  Where are you?”  So many seem to be lacking it lately.  I know it’s out of fear and confusion.  I get it, but we can’t let fear get the best of us.  Wisdom is shouting in the streets!  Listen closely and you’ll hear her.  Let her wash over you.  “Stay calm,” she says.  “Don’t hoard,” she says.  “There is plenty to go around,” she pleads.

I know we are in uncertain times, but we need to remember we are all in this together.  Together!  We need to use the wisdom God placed in each of us at birth and stay calm and be there for one another, take care of one another!

I know we are social distancing right now, or at least we should be, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still be in community together.   Take time to call your family and friends.  Check in with them!  Not just with a text or email, pick up the phone and call them.  Have a voice conversation together.  Laugh together, cry together, just share life together for a few minutes.  During this time, it will be easy to feel isolated and alone so phone calls can help alleviate this a bit.  If you are able video chat!  Seeing a friendly face does wonders to calm our nerves.

Let’s let wisdom rule this day.  Let wisdom remind us that God is with us in this.  We aren’t alone.

Let us pray,

Holy God,

It’s easy to get caught up in the fear and anxiety of this time.  Help us to remember that you are with us.  You hold each of us in your arms.  Help us to listen to hear your voice, to let wisdom rule not panic and help to be there for each other.  Amen.

 

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