15. Then the whole sky filled with angels who sang, “Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth.” The angels left and the shepherds decided to go and see the baby.
Music can lift my spirit and take my whole being somewhere unexpected. What is your favourite piece of music? Does it inspire or well up melancholy into you very being. These angels singing must have been all your top ten rolled into one. Not one but a veritable host singing God’s praise; really professional worship, top draw. The shepherds so moved they left there sheep to view the child.
What will draw you from worship to action today’s?
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Readings for Fourth Sunday in Lent
1 Samuel 1:20-end, Ephesians 5:8-14; 13-17 & John 9
Thursday 23rd March
As the week moves on, let us turn our attention to the gospel reading and today we will think about the blind man. He has always been blind and he has to beg to make a living.
The disciples notice him, not because they feel sorry for him but because he provokes a debating point: they want to know who to blame for the blindness: the man himself or his parents. the disciples prefer a moral universe where bad things only happen to people who deserve them.
Jesus will have none of this. Neither the man nor his parents sinned. This is a situation in which God is at work and through which something of God’s glory will be seen.
Thoughts and Prayer: Reflect on your own life: the highs and the lows, your strengths and your weaknesses. None of this prevents God working in you and through you. So in prayer bring your life to God.
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