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Weekly Moravian Message: September 10, 2017

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost — September 10, 2017

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” (Matthew 18:20)

Where Is Peace?

In a time of conflict, dispute, animosity,

partisan bickering, irreconcilable differences a time of Sides . . .

God is My Rock and My Salvation,

 

I am right (and you are wrong),

I stand oppressed (while you remain oppressive),

I have been maligned (when you spread gossip),

I embrace facts (though you create rumors),

I persevere faultless (as you sin before God).

 

 

To your brother/sister, go;

To your sister/brother, talk;

With your sibling, listen;

In simplicity, humility, honesty, and gentleness, the Peace of God will Be.

 

 

For you will gain back a brother, sister, friend;

For you will gain back your family;

For what you bind on each is bound in eternity;

For what you free for each is freed forever;

For when you find redemption, it is redemption for all;

For when you gather as two or three . . .

I am there among you,

I am Redemption,

and I am Peace.

 

 

Andy Meckstroth, Moravian pastor serving Ziegels Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, Pennsylvania

 

Moravian Daily Texts

04/21/2018

Saturday, April 21 — Psalm 52
Leviticus 15:1–24; Mark 5:21–43

The snares of death encompassed me; I suffered distress and anguish. Then I called on the name of the Lord: ‘O Lord, I pray, save my life!’ Psalm 116:3,4

The disciples awoke Jesus and said to Him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. Mark 4:38–39 (NKJV)

Christ Jesus, how prone we are to worry. How we forget your words, “Fear not.” When our faith is diminished by fear, gently remind us to take refuge in you. “Saranam, Saranam, Saranam.” Amen.

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