Many churches throughout the world use a Bible reading schedule called a "lectionary." It's just a fancy word meaning "selected readings." Posts like this reflect on the readings for an upcoming Sunday or other Church holiday, as found in the historic one-year lectionary.
Research shows that trust in institutions and individuals has dropped to extreme lows in recent years, in Western societies. I'm not going to cite the studies. You wouldn't trust me . . . or them. So I'll just say it. We sure look like a people with trouble trusting. Maybe it's reasonable caution. Maybe not.
I do know, however, that humans have an intrinsic need to trust someone or something. We all want to. Psalm 71:1-8 speaks of God as a refuge, the one we can hope in and trust (v. 5). And look at verse six. When does the Psalmst say this trust began? Before he was even born.
This leads us to consider John the Baptist, who leapt in his mother's womb when the newly-conceived Jesus walked into the room inside Mary's womb. John was trusting Jesus the savior even then.
Who is the Christian to trust? There are certainly plenty of candidates, but it is only Jesus who proves himself worthy of all our trust. No matter what may happen in this life, Jesus is the one who shows he can deliver resurrection and an eternal hope.
Trust me? Maybe not. Trust him.
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