July 8, 2012 Lectionary reflection

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Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach writes about human power and trust in the power of God in the lectionary reflection for July 8, 2012. It is often easy to  think that we humans have the power all on our own to solve our problems, but the Bible is full of stories demonstrating that it is God’s power that ultimately rules.

Human power—whether political, economic or military—is alluring. The thought, “if only I had the ability to….” is tempting, indeed.

But getting caught up in human power leads us to rely on ourselves and to think that we really don’t need God. It is when those power structures come tumbling down (as they inevitably do) that we find ourselves going back to God in confession and repentance.

Read the entire reflection here.

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