Tuesday, March 26th


“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.” Proverbs 25:2

Dear Lord, Sometimes I get intoxicated with the idea that I have to know exactly what happened and who is to blame and how I can fix it. Then you come along and say it’s to your glory to conceal a matter. It’s better to quietly make sure the sin is confessed and forgiven and not to sneak about the incident or involve others who do not need their hearts distracted by it. Oh God help me to keep myself and those around me looking up to you in faith and out to each other in love and forgiveness. Stem the tide of my morbid curiosity about everyone else and teach me to let go of judgements about people and problems that do not concern me. Thank you that you give us all grace in catastrophes we cause by our own sins and weaknesses.

Love leaves one’s own sins and the sins of others at the foot of the cross and gets on with living a care free life.