I commend to you two of our readings for Sunday: Psalm 1 and Jeremiah 17:5-10. Jeremiah pushes all of us who “trust in mere mortals and make flesh our strength,” and calls us to trust in God and God alone. In an anxious age, it’s tough to figure out who we can truly trust. I suspect that all of us, deep down, know the answer is God. But, knowing we are called to trust in God and learning to practice that trust each day, can be very different things. I confess that most days I fail. As we move towards Sunday, I'd encourage you to think a little bit about all of the things and people you place your trust in. Who are they? Why? What does that mean? What does that say about your values? The prophet says, "Blessed are those who trust in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit."
Amen, friends. Amen. I'm so glad we can gather and work through our discipleship together.