"Alas, Sovereign Lord," I said, "I do not know how to speak, I am too young." Jeremiah 1:6
Who do you talk to? If you are really excited about something who do you tell? If you are trying to work something out - at least for yourself - who do you talk with about it? I live by myself, most of the time, and yes.... I do talk to myself. I started talking to myself when my son was little. I started answering myself when he was a teenager - I was the one who answered the way I wanted to hear it. Even when, like recently, there have been others with me it feels like I'm talking to myself because I get, pretty much, no reaction. I might as well have been talking to the wall. So...... who do you talk to?
The readings today are about talking and response to the words. Jeremiah is trying to get out of talking by saying he is "too young." (1:6) God points out He (God) has known Jeremiah since before Jeremiah was even born and He (God) WILL give Jeremiah the words to say and when to say them. (1:7--8) In the Hebrews reading it is pointed out words have meanings and we should be paying attention to the meanings. (12:27) And the Gospel reading is about Jesus healing on the Sabbath, the reactions to healing and Jesus' words and the words spoken with the reactions. Jesus is healing a woman, on the Sabbath, who has been bent double for 18 years. For some the reaction is -- "this is the Sabbath." (Luke 13:14) For the woman she "immediately straightened up and praised God." (Luke 13:13)
So...... Who are you telling about how God is working in your life? What words is God giving you to use? Who is God asking you to share with? As Caregivers we could be sharing with "our" person, with family or with other caregivers - so who is God asking you to share with? With so many things happening around us what is God asking us to share to show God IS with us? What words would show God's love for each and all of us? Something to think about......
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