Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World

When the Bottom Falls Out

It’s Tuesday, March 23, 2021 and yesterday our world changed again. We are heartbroken and confused to learn of 10 lives lost amid senseless violence in Boulder. We don’t have words. So we turn to God’s Word.

Psalm 11 CEB

I have taken refuge in the Lord.
    So how can you say to me,
    “Flee to the hills like a bird
        because the wicked
        have already bent their bows;
        they’ve already strung their arrows;
        they are ready to secretly shoot
        those whose heart is right”?
When the very bottom of things falls out,
    what can a righteous person possibly accomplish?
But the Lord is in his holy temple.
    The Lord! His throne is in heaven.
His eyes see—
    his vision examines all of humanity.
The Lord examines
    both the righteous and the wicked;
    his very being hates anyone who loves violence.
God will rain fiery coals and sulfur on the wicked;
    their cups will be filled
    with nothing but a scorching hot wind
    because the Lord is righteous!
    He loves righteous deeds.
    Those whose heart is right will see God’s face.

We don’t know how to pray. But we know our desire to pray is itself a prayer. We look for words to pray in the examples found here.

We know that music can heal our “sin-sick souls” and so we listen.