Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Upon Shigionoth

Despite being named after the sound of coughing up phlegm, Habakkuk comes across as a pretty transparent character. His first words, straight out of the gate, are cries of lament: How long, Lord, must I call for your help but you do not listen?"  He knew God.  He believed in God.  He had heard the great stories of God, but he longed to experience God's activity in his life.  I can relate, and so today Habakkuk prays for me (3:2):

 LORD, I have heard of your fame;
   I stand in awe of your deeds, LORD.
Repeat them in our day,
   in our time make them known;
   in wrath remember mercy.

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