Thursday, February 3, 2022

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Fourth Week After Epiphany, Thursday, February 3, 2022

Numbers 20:22-29
All the Israelites moved from Kadesh to Mount Hor, near the border of Edom. There the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Aaron will die. He will not enter the land that I’m giving to the Israelites, because you both acted against my command at the waters of Meribah. Take Aaron and his son Eleazar up on Mount Hor, and take off Aaron’s special clothes and put them on his son Eleazar. Aaron will die there; he will join his ancestors.”

Moses obeyed the Lord’s command. They climbed up Mount Hor, and all the people saw them go. Moses took off Aaron’s clothes and put them on Aaron’s son Eleazar. Then Aaron died there on top of the mountain. Moses and Eleazar came back down the mountain, and when all the people learned that Aaron was dead, everyone in Israel cried for him for thirty days.
(New Century Version (NCV))

Loving Divine Family,

We stand at the base of your holy mountain, Mighty Yahweh. This is the place where our journey brings us – closer and closer to your presence. You are the wind on our faces, the rain in our hair, the sun that warms us. You are the trees, rocks, grasses, majesty of the sky and the intense mystery of the universe.

Yahweh, you are our strength. You call us to let go of the old and to receive the new way. Thank you that you are our help. Thank you for the time to grieve in community and for guiding us to let go and move on. May we be open to what you want for us.

I remember to remember all the stories of your presence on my journey, Mighty Yahweh, and thank you for…

The very idea of you, LORD, fires our most brilliant moments. The feeling of you fuels our most loving acts and awakens the part of us that yearns for the same feeling of you again and again. We join in ceremony to celebrate and reconnect with you. When the time comes for us to join our ancestors on your holy mountain, may our special clothes, our ceremonies, be placed into the care of those who faithfully come after us.

With joy we praise you!

Amen!

Cherie and Donovan Mutschler

Other Lectionary Readings for Today:
Psalm 138:1-8
Acts 9:19b-25

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