Epiphany, Day 55


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 57

Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.

God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.

I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts, men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.

Prayer

• for profound wonder about the faithfulness of God

• for our capacity to suffer with others

• for those who are lonely, and those who support them

AUDIO VERSION


Evening

SCRIPT VERSION

Reading: John 8:12-19

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

The Pharisees challenged him, “Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid.”

Jesus answered, “Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going. You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one. But if I do judge, my decisions are true, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent me. In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two witnesses is true. I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the Father, who sent me.”

Then they asked him, “Where is your father?”

“You do not know me or my Father,” Jesus replied. “If you knew me, you would know my Father also.”

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 and mind. Pray to God what it is that has moved you today. Turn your thoughts to God and quietly enjoy being with him.

Prayer

Jesus, the stories about you are wide and long. Scriptures and prophets along with apostles and followers together sing out the truth that all things were created through you. My whole heart rejoices that you are good. Amen.

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