The Lord will not fail his people

The icon pictured with this post (see below) was given to me last year by a friend who is an Orthodox Christian and had recently returned from Eastern Europe. It is quite beautiful to look at and consider.

In looking through the BCP for a passage to accompany this post I came across the following. It is reassuring, especially given the daunting challenge to our survival and well-being we face today as Christians and Southerners:

O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth : thou God to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.

Arise, thou Judge of the world : and reward the proud after their deserving.

Lord, how long shall the ungodly : how long shall the ungodly triumph?

How long shall all wicked doers speak so disdainfully : and make such proud boasting?

They smite down thy people, O Lord : and trouble thine heritage.

…The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man : that they are but vain.

Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord : and teachest him in thy law;

That thou mayest give him patience in time of adversity : until the pit be digged up for the ungodly.

For the Lord will not fail his people : neither will he forsake his inheritance.

BCP 466-467

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  1. My mornings start and my evenings close in front of such inspiring icons. In between, I do the joyous work Our Lord has bestowed upon me to maintain a family, and, when the opportunity presents itself, talk about the exigiencies of our culture’s survival with any who has ears. In Northeastern North Carolina, there are certainly plenty who have complaints – but, the connection between the lament and the leap, is, sadly, not there.

    Keep it up. It can only get better from here.

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