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My Beloved Little Lamb

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This morning the lectionary readings contained what might be said to be an over-familiar passage, so I decided that instead of reading it and then preaching on it at Belfast South this morning, I would retell it as a monologue by Jairus in the light of the leactionary Psalm. So here it is...



Old Testament Reading Out of the depths I cry to you,Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentiveto my cry for mercy.
If you,Lord, kept a record of sins,Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
I wait for theLord, my whole being waits,and in his word I put my hope. I wait for the Lordmore than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.
Israel, put your hope in theLord, for with theLordis unfailing love and with him is full redemption. He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.
Psalm 130 (NIV-UK) Gospel Reading Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. Then a man nam…