March 18, 2015 “Jesus Calls Us” By Pastor Jane
“Love Me More than These” – Psalm 119:129-140
During this season of Lent we’re using the hymn “Jesus Calls Us” (page 696) to guide us each week during these midweek services.
Here we are at week 4 – with our text that reads:
“In our joys and in our sorrows, days of toil and hours of ease, still he calls, in cares and pleasures, “Christian, love me more than these.”
No doubt about it – the Psalmist’s voice in the text this week shares his frustration directly with God… His understanding of faith is clear which accounts for his disappointment and his weariness at – life and at the people that he sees around him. He makes it very clear that he just doesn’t understand the lack of commitment from others who claim to be people of God. I can’t help but wonder how disappointed this same Psalmist might be with so many of us today… That rather than keeping promises – we make excuses…