Wednesday, January 12, 2005

I can only imagine that families in the devastated portions of Asia are praying this prayer from the end of Psalm 44:

"No, you decided to make us martyrs, lambs assigned for sacrifice each day,
Get up, God! Are you going to sleep all day?
Wake up! Don't you care what happens to us?
Why do you bury your face in the pillow?
Why pretend things are just fine with us?
And here we are - flat on our faces in the dirt,
held down with a boot on our Get up and come to our rescue,
If you love us so much, Help us!" (The Message)

It amazes me that God as Holy Other will take the time to listen to our accusations and pain and care about it. He's patient with our narrow-mindedness and with our limited perspectives. Yet he enters into our pain, cares about our daily mindset and listens to our prayers. In the midst of excruciating suffering, I still believe that He is both good and worthy of worship.


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