“…the plan of the Lord stands firm forever…” (Ps. 33)—a reminder in today’s liturgy. That plan is the transformation of every man and woman into Christ, by Christ, and for Christ. That plan is our redemption and that of every nation, every government, everyone in leadership (church, civil, corporate and congregational)—all wills coming into harmony with the will of God, being obedient to God in all the circumstances of our lives, unlike Adam and Eve who disobeyed God and fell into the ego trap of being a god unto itself. Through the obedience of Jesus, the new Adam and the perfect Israel, we are empowered by the Cross of Christ to “demolish…[our] idols; and no longer bow down before the work of …[our] hands” but “ to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with… [our] God” (Micah 6:8) this day and every day.
I pray for the humility and the inner peace to carry out God’s will, not my will, in all of the circumstances of this day. Grant that grace to all persons, Lord.