Now Is The Time Lent Study

Weekly Devotion May 20th

I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will make music. (Psalm 101:1, ESV verses from Daily Office Lectionary on May 20, 1015)

In the same hour (Jesus) rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes Father, for such was your gracious will.” (Luke 10:21)

As you can see from the happy photo above on May 16, my daughter Rebekah Dotzel received the Master of Music for her Cello Performance at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was a joyful celebration of family, friends, and amazing young adults from so many nations around the world.

One of the many Commencement Ceremony speeches was a “Charge to the Graduates” by the man Leon Botstein from the President of Bard College. With both humor and compassion he spoke about the hope and future of a world transformed by beauty and grace. Let the average students of the world get their degrees in science and math in order to get called and paid first! The world needs that too. But, what the human spirit of our world needs most of all for life and fulfillment is the wonder of music, the hope of the future, and the beauty of life itself. Then, at the end of the speech, he reminded us of the powerful and divine nature of all humanity in the biblical story of Moses, a man who feared that he was “slow of speech and tongue” but changed the world nonetheless. Have faith and believe! God is on our side to change the world by hope and love.
May we all continue to sing of God’s steadfast love and justice; may we all be like little children of faith, for such is God’s gracious will. Amen!
 Pastor Rob

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