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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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I recently watched the unveiling of the new iPhone 5. The whole affair resembled a worship experience—in particular, the worship of the golden calf at Sinai, but worship nonetheless. Apple's evangelists were dazzling their parishioners and devotees with the phone's new features. Like all new technology, this newest incarnation of the smartphone promises "great things" and supersedes previous models, making them obsolete.

In today's Psalm, God's reign is praised: "... your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting." God's law will never be obsolete, nor will God's power be superseded.

Everlasting God, in a world filled with false promises of life and salvation, help us to cling to your eternal promise in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Michael Peck
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Overland Park, Kan.
Doctor of Ministry, Congregational Mission and Leadership , 2007

Psalm 93 (NRSV)

1 The Lord is king, he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed, he is girded with strength. He has established the world; it shall never be moved;

2 your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting.

3 The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring.

4 More majestic than the thunders of mighty waters, more majestic than the waves of the sea, majestic on high is the Lord!

5 Your decrees are very sure; holiness befits your house, O Lord, forevermore.

This week's devotions are offered by a Luther Seminary alum from the graduating class of 2007.