Psalm 62:5-12 (aligned with Year B Epiphany 3)
God, the one and only— I’ll wait as long as he says.
Everything I hope for comes from him, so why not?
He’s solid rock under my feet, breathing room for my soul,
An impregnable castle: I’m set for life.
7-8 My help and glory are in God —granite-strength and safe-harbor-God—
So trust him absolutely, people; lay your lives on the line for him.
God is a safe place to be.
9 Man as such is smoke, woman as such, a mirage.
Put them together, they’re nothing; two times nothing is nothing.
10 And a windfall, if it comes— don’t make too much of it.
11 God said this once and for all; how many times
Have I heard it repeated?
“Strength comes Straight from God.”
12 Love to you, Lord God! You pay a fair wage for a good day’s work!
There is not a lot in life that’s certain – people come and go, even people that we invest in and trust. Money comes and goes. All the hard work in the world cannot guarantee health, safety, financial security, or friends and family. The only thing that is actually sure, the psalm-writer reminds us, is God.
This week, find a palm sized (or larger, if you’ve got it) stone, and put it somewhere prominent – on the hall table near your front door, on your desk at work… Use it as a visual cue to remember the solidity of God. If things in your life feel uncertain, or unsteady, write or draw on a little note and put it under your rock.*Respond:*I’d love to read your reflections after doing this for the week – did anything shift for you? Did anything change? Share your photo of your rock, if you like!How might this reflection be adapted and useful in an intergenerational space, to open an opportunity for people to reflect and feel safe? How could you make it accessible for all the people in your gathering?