Reading: Psalm 120:5-7
5 Woe to me that I dwell in Meshek,
that I live among the tents of Kedar!
6 Too long have I lived
among those who hate peace.
7 I am for peace;
but when I speak, they are for war.
Thought for Reflection:
Here in this Psalm is the start of a journey to worship God. It begins with the realisation that our God is a God of peace and yet we live in a world which is for war, mockery and aggression. Jesus came with a message and a life of love and yet stirred up a reaction that ended at the cross of Calvary. His, however, is a far better way, both then and now and he calls us to find it!
Lord help us on the journey of faith to discover your peace which is beyond all understanding and to resist violence in all its forms, meeting it with love.