Old Testament reading in pictures: Wisdom 16:15-17:1 NRSV
by Lexiann Grant
To escape from your hand is impossible;
For the ungodly, refusing to know you were…pursued by…relentless storms,
…for the universe defends the righteous.
You gave your people food of angels,
you supplied them from heaven with bread ready to eat, providing every pleasure…
For your sustenance manifested your sweetness toward your children;
For creation serving you who made it,
exerts itself to punish the unrighteous,
and in kindness relaxes on behalf of those who trust in you.
Therefore…it served your all-nourishing bounty,
so that your children, whom you loved, O Lord, might learn that…
your word sustains those who trust in you.
For…one must rise before the sun to give you thanks,
for the hope of an ungrateful person will melt like wintry frost…
The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Lexiann Grant is a retired writer & author (and occasional photographer), a former chalicer and layreader, but still an Episcopalian who enjoys encountering God in the mountain backcountry.