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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

February 15, A.D. 2005

Isaiah 55:10-11
Psalm 34:4-7,16-19
Matthew 6:7-15

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

God was the first conservationist. In everything He created, there is efficiency, renewal and reuse. This is not only true for His physical creation, but his Word as well, as the prophet Isaiah tells us today in our first reading:

Thus says the LORD:
Just as from the heavens
the rain and snow come down
And do not return there
till they have watered the earth,
making it fertile and fruitful,
Giving seed to the one who sows
and bread to the one who eats,
So shall My Word be
that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
but shall do My will,
achieving the end for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:10-11)
The rains and snows are never lost. Once they do their work in the soil, they return to the clouds to start the process anew. The sun's energy is transformed into plants, animals and all living things to bring new life and new energy. The Lord's Word comes to us and it is also not without fruit, renewal and reuse. It enlivens us with His love, wisdom and guidance and in the end brings glory back to Him. May we be open to His ever-nourishing Word that makes our lives a gift to our Lord.

- Don Claunch SFO

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