Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lent 2010, Day 32

He has shown strength with His arm;
He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
And exalted the lowly.
Luke 1:51-52
With the limited vision we have here on earth, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by political or military power, especially when it is arrayed against us. But the Bible reminds everyone that despite appearances, the real authority belongs to the Lord. The seemingly dominant can be brought down in a day and the apparently helpless given extraordinary power. Remember the fall of Communist Russia and the rise of Lech Walesa. This same passage that deals with the Incarnation also quotes the Angel Gabriel, "For with God nothing will be impossible." (Luke 1:37)

PS: Sorry I missed Days 27 and 31. Sometimes "the world is too much with us." (Wordsworth)

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