Epiphany, Day 51


Today’s morning and evening meditations are available below in script and audio forms. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.


Morning

SCRIPT VERSION

Invitation

“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.” (Psalms 145:3-4)

Silence

(Spend few moments in silence and stillness).

Reading: Psalm 53

God looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. Do all these evildoers know nothing?

Oh, that salvation for your people would come from your dwelling place. When God restores his people, let them be glad!

Prayer

• for our role as caretakers of creation

• for wise stewardship of our physical resources

• for creative new conservation technologies

AUDIO VERSION


Evening

SCRIPT VERSION

Reading: John 4:46-53

Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death.

“Unless you people see signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “you will never believe.”

The royal official said, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”

“Go,” Jesus replied, “your son will live.”

The man took Jesus at his word and departed. While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living. When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, “Yesterday, at one in the afternoon, the fever left him.”

Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” So he and his whole household believed.

Silence

(Spend few moments in silence and stillness).

Dwelling

Read again, perhaps out loud. How has God’s Word moved you? Ponder and meditate what has connected with your heart or mind. Pray to God what it is that has moved you today. Turn your thoughts to God and quietly enjoy being with him.

Prayer

Healing Lord, when I’m sick or in trouble I want you near. I wonder how your hand will heal and your power will overcome when I feel so alone. Let me trust that your word will heal and your power is not limited by time and space, knowing that you are always near. Amen. (HC 47)

Blessing

“Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.” (Psalm 17:7-8)

AUDIO VERSION

 

About Epiphany

Epiphany is a series of weeks, beginning twelve days after Christmas, in which the church reflects on the manifestation of Christ to all peoples.

Abbreviations

BC Belgic Confession

CD Canons of Dort

HC Heidelberg Catechism

WC Westminster Confession

WLC Westminster Larger Catechism

WSC Westminster Shorter Catechism

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