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A Pictorial Meditation on Wisdom

A Pictorial Meditation on Wisdom

Old Testament reading in pictures: Wisdom 16:15-17:1 NRSV

by Lexiann Grant

To escape from your hand is impossible;

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For the ungodly, refusing to know you were…pursued by…relentless storms,

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…for the universe defends the righteous.

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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;

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For creation serving you who made it,

exerts itself to punish the unrighteous,

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and in kindness relaxes on behalf of those who trust in you.

Therefore…it served your all-nourishing bounty,

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so that your children, whom you loved, O Lord, might learn that…

your word sustains those who trust in you.

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For…one must rise before the sun to give you thanks,

for the hope of an ungrateful person will melt like wintry frost…

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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.

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