Magnificat: December 6, 2019

The Lord kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up.– 1 Samuel 2:6

“The LORD killeth, and maketh alive; he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.” (King James)

“GOD brings death and GOD brings life, brings down to the grave and raises up.” (The Message, Peterson)

No matter what translation you read, the message is the same. God is in charge. God is the God of life, and death is God’s too. A quiet moment of reflection reminds us: God loves us, God moves through our lives with us, and God holds each of us as God’s unique and treasured child. We have one life and we’re privileged to be given time to choose to walk with God just as God chooses to walk with us. So, God be with you. (God is with you, you know.)

God be in my head, and in my understanding;
God be in mine eyes, and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
God be at my end, and at my departing.
Hymn 694

-Tom Worrell