Deuteronomy 6: 4-13 “…’Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength.’....”
Psalm 18: 2-3a, 3bc-4, 47 and 51 “…I love you, Lord, my strength...”
Matthew 17: 14-20 “…‘Amen, I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘ Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Today’s message in the readings hit home in a particular way. I felt like Moses pulled me aside and spoke to me in my generation, reminding me to keep God first. It was remarkable in another way, as I saw how little we change from one generation to the next. The message could so easily have been written to our generation as we live and move seemingly without stopping so much of the time. We need the encouragement to teach our children, and keep the thought in front of ourselves, on our wrists, or on our foreheads. The message was so practical and down to earth; I really felt like I could relate and apply it to my life today as I worry I’m supposed to fix the world I live in by myself.