The Third Sunday in Lent, March 7th, 2021

The Third Sunday in Lent

Psalm 19

The psalmist seems to be of two minds.  The second part: “The law of the Lord is perfect and revives the soul.  The first part: The heavens tell God’s glory and his handiwork sky declares.”  It seems that the second part may be the means for getting to the first part.

There is a mystery in God’s glory: “Day to day breathes utterance and night to night pronounces knowledge. ……their voice is never heard.

If you have seen images of the universe, or simply stood in a completely darkened night beneath a visible sky, or, for that matter, watched the wind in a leafed tree, the glory is easily understood. But short of these times and places, how do we get there?

The Psalmist suggests an answer.  The testimony of the Lord is sure and gives wisdom to the soul. The commandment of the Lord is clear and gives light to the eyes.  And there follows more instructions which may help to earn “the heavens telling of God’s glory and his handiwork.

One is reflection the other is the means.

Nancy Mitchell