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The Lenten Journey – The Age of Reassurance

“The Age of Reassurance”
Psalm 121:5-8

We live in an age where our civilization is being shifted into varied directions, and the people who are being caught in the mix up are the ones who are genuinely looking for a resolution for the symptoms of their problems. Every day I wake up in the morning preparing for work at a correctional institution I am reminded of the need to thank God, simply because when the words of my heart are inadequate to express my fullness of thanks and appreciation for God allowing me to wake up, thank you seems to cover the depth of gratitude which is what I really want to say.

Prior to Lent I almost every day checked the icons on my phone, for the following; the daily bible verse, emails, news affiliates CNN, ABC, and MSNBC and of course facebook, twitter, social cam, and instagram. Now I just check the daily bible verse and start moving towards getting ready for work. The assurance I received from reading the random verse of scripture generated through my Smartphone app shows me in a kind of spiritual way, the mind of God towards me and the day I am about to embark upon.

Much like Psalm 121, David writes to remind the people who are on a hike to see the vastness of God’s kingdom, and the breadth of David’s dynasty that no matter where you are, God is with you. For the individual who is struggling at the hands of life be it financial worries, physical sickness or challenges, emotional fatigue, or spiritual unrest, you can find the reassurance of God through the encouragement of David’s psalm which covers every area of life including those grey areas that we sometimes think God is unawares of or simply does not care about.

Regardless of the situation you face, or the severity of the problem be encourage and be very assured that God is with you, to keep you, to protector, to cover you, and to guide you. One of the fading traditions of the black church is the singing of hymns. While I boast on being a side walk hymnologist, I love to remind my congregation of the theology of the church found in hymns such as “O Master, Let me walk with thee, in lowly paths of service free; Tell me thy secret; help me bare the strain of toil, the fret of care. In hope that sends a shining ray far down the future’s broadening way, in peace that only thou canst give, with thee, O Master, let me live.”

Brandon A.A. Davis. M. Div, Senior Pastor
Wayman A.M.E. Church
Wheeling, W.V.



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  1. Rev. Patsy Brown says:

    Rev.,
    Like you, my daughter gave up Facebook for Lent. I pray that giving it up has had the same effect for her as it has for you. Be blessed!!!

  2. Pastor Delphine Lynetta Vasser says:

    Thank you for sharing this Lent season meditation. Showers of Blessings,

  3. Brandon A. A. J. Davis says:

    Bless you, I’ve been able to realize that I’ve been spending a dangerous amount of free time on social media, thankfully I’ve been able fill that extra time with prayer, meditation, and school work.

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