Friday, May 2, 2008

A Timely Invitation

"Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above everything."

This is Eugene H. Peterson's rendition of Psalm 46:10 in The Message (NavPress, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2002). A timely reminder for us all.

God's Word speaks today.

The New International Version rendering captures the timeless quality of this personal invitation: "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

Selah. Stop and think about it.

Step out of the traffic! Take a short break for meditation on God's Word today. Take a long, loving look at your God, high and exalted over the nations.

Above politics, above everything.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

It is amazing to me that God can be so exalted and yet still be so personal (Hosea 11:4).