North Broadway United Methodist Church

Len 2017: Day 10

Reflection on 40 Days with Wesley by Rueben Job
Day 10: A World of Darkness

Today’s reading reminds me of these words from the 23rd Psalm “…Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff—they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies…Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long. (NRSV)” A few years ago I saw a video depiction the 23rd Psalm set in the inner-city. I did several google searches hoping to find it to share with you. I remember the scene where a family was sitting down to eat at a table prepared with a meal and the images of dark shadows of enemies walking past the windows. It reminded me that evil is all around me. And, God is present with me. God sets a table—filled with the sustenance I need—in the midst of the evil of the world that is all around us. Are there scriptures that came to mind to you as you were reading this or another one of the devotions this week?

Pastor Wendy