I am an emeritus professor from Cornell University and was a Commissioned Lay Preacher in the Presbyterian Church (USA). For many years I have followed the Daily Lectionary as printed in the Mission Yearbook of my church. For each day of a two-year cycle, the lectionary lists four psalms and three other scriptural passages--usually one from the Old Testament and two from the New Testament. My practice is to copy down a verse or two from one of the psalms and from each of the other three passages. After I have written out all four selections, I reflect upon them, rearrange their order, and incorporate them into a meditation. Sometimes I retain much of the original wording; sometimes all that remains of a selection is an idea that was stimulated when I read the original words. All selections are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. For the Daily Lectionary, see the link below.

To Know Christ’s Love--May 10, 2016

We have seen what you have done, O God—
you are awesome in your deeds among mortals.
You have shown us that you have the power
to provide a King for yourself to dwell among us.
What sort of man is he?  To know his love
surpasses knowledge, so that one is filled with
your fullness.

Lectionary Readings
Ps. 98; 146; 66; 116
1 Sam. 16:1-13a
Eph. 3:14-21
Matt. 8:18-27
Selected Verses
Ps. 66:5
Come and see what God has done:
          he is awesome in his deeds among mortals. 

1 Sam. 16:1
The LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul?  I have rejected him from being king over Israel.  Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.”

Eph. 3:19
…and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Matt. 8:27
[The disciples] were amazed, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?”

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