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Too Busy for God Psalm 132:1-12 (13-18)

Too Busy for God

Making room for God in our schedules is preparation for recognizing when God interrupts us.

AT A GLANCE:

It is difficult for many people to unplug — to go phoneless — for an extended period. And in tandem with this uneasiness is our busyness — a condition that we’re almost proud of. Who wants to admit that they’re not busy? To say that we’re not particularly busy is so … so … un-American. The psalmist is struggling with his own personal schedule. He wants to “find a place for the Lord.” He meant it literally — a reference to the Ark of the Covenant — but it’s plausible to believe he meant it figuratively as well.

 

EDITOR’S PICK:

For material based on today’s gospel text, see “The Question Jesus Doesn’t Answer,” November 22, 2015, at HomileticsOnline.com.

 

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