The Fourth Sunday of Lent – Giving thanks for our deliverance from snakes and from the dry places (The Psalm Passage)

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, those he redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.” (Psalm 107:1-3)

We are blessed, beloved reader, that we have been saved and redeemed from things that hurt us and poison us, and from the difficult, dry places in our lives. We journey, day be day, through Lent examining ourselves and our lives. We would be lost without our God.

Some were sick through their sinful ways, and because of their iniquities endured affliction;
they loathed any kind of food, and they drew near to the gates of death.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress; he sent out his word and healed them . . “ (Verses 17-20)

Here we think about the “snakes” in our lives, and the dry places where we were defenseless when we encountered them. But even in the dry places, we are not alone.
“ . . . and delivered them from destruction.
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind. And let them offer thanksgiving sacrifices, and tell of his deeds with songs of joy.” (Verses 21-22)

Lent is also the time and season when we praise and thank our Lord for our deliverance and our return to health. May you take time this season to praise and thank your Lord. Selah!

About Carole Boshart

I have blog called "Pondering From the Pacific" and it is based on my reflections on the world - sometimes religious/spiritual, and sometimes not so much. Some days roll along smoothly and some days are like rocky shale. But always I cling to my faith . . . . and my sense of humor!

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