The earliest Christians followed a Jewish tradition of pausing to pray, preferably together, first thing in the morning, about mid morning, at noon, about mid afternoon, and in the evening. “Just a Note” posts are brief observations made from Scripture readings not related to a lectionary. If I have one to post, it normally appears about 9:00 in the morning, at “the hour of prayer.”
Where are we going to find God? Acts 7:44-50 points us to God as the one who finds us. Stephen has been speaking of the history of Israel. He goes on to speak about the tent of witness, the place where God’s prophet meets with God. It is carefully constructed according to the plan given by God. The pattern shown is that worship of God happens according to God’s plan, not according to our own plan.
How are we going to find God? We aren’t going to find him by ourselves. We will find him only in the way he has told us to find him, in Word and Sacrament. He has appointed a means of grace and forgiveness. This is God’s work, not ours. Thanks be to God for showing us how to approach him and receive his grace.
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