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.

In all Generations, Jesus Our Dwelling Place--June 11, 2016

Lord Jesus, in all generations
you have been our dwelling place.
No matter how far back our lineage goes,
lineage is nothing; a new creation is everything.
Wherever we look, may we see no one but you alone.

Lectionary Readings
Ps. 63; 149; 125; 90
Num. 3:1-13
Gal. 6:11-18
Matt. 17:1-13
Selected Verses
Ps. 90:1
Lord, you have been our dwelling place
          in all generations. 

Num. 3:1
This is the lineage of Aaron and Moses at the time when the LORD spoke with Moses on Mount Sinai. 

Gal. 6:15
For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything; but a new creation is everything!

Matt. 17:1-13
And when [Peter, James, and John] looked up, they saw no one except Jesus himself alone.

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