Monday 29 January 2018
2 Samuel 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13. Psalm 3:2-8. Mark 5:1-20.
Lord, rise up and save me—Psalm 3:2-8.
Lord, rise up and save me.
The psalm that links today’s two readings proclaims a trust in God that doesn’t waver even though ‘thousands of people are ranged on every side against me’.
Constantly we are told we only have to ask and God will hear us. Having trust requires being in relationship. Being in a healthy relationship means neither party is passive.
Being in a trusting relationship means that we sometimes accept the answers we get simply because we trust the other.
God knows us intimately, more intimately than we know ourselves.
This means our trust in God should be like the trust little children have in their parents, that when they call out at night in their fear, they know their parents will be there, not necessarily changing anything, but just that they are there.
God is ever present and ever inviting. And, like little children, we only to have cry aloud and God, our loving creator, is there.