Psalm 127 reminds us that our work is in vain if it is not the LORD working through us. The work that we do–building houses, guarding the city, rising early to produce food–all of this is in vain if God is not the one who labors. The ones who love the law meet their own needs, but the widow relies upon God to give her food and a place to rest, since the lovers of the law have devoured her house.
Jesse Epp-Fransen reflects on the lectionary passages for Veterans Day. Read the entire reflection here.