Scripture in a Time of Pandemic

The Rev. Dr. Brian Blount is president of Union Presbyterian Seminary, with campuses in Richmond, Va. and Charlotte, N.C. (Contributed photo)

Today I just want to share with you an article featuring my seminary president, Dr. Brian Blount.  He speaks of where Scripture brings hope during this time with Sally Scherer of the Presbyterian Foundation.   

When asked about his hopefulness, Blount responded, “I’ve read to the end of The Book [the Bible].  There is a great hope I am promised at the end of the book. In my best moments, I feel it. It has been bred in me. While there is difficulty in the middle of the book, there is hope in the end. There is a promise in that. God can and does break through in the present, just like God did with Jesus.”

To read the whole article you can find it on the Presbyterian Mission site.

What are his favorite passages to bring hope in hopeless situations?  John 11:40 when after Lazarus’ death Jesus says: “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” and 2 Chronicles 20:12: “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you (God).”

Prayer for today (From Book of Common Worship Thursday Morning Prayer):

Holy God, your love is higher than the heavens and your grace is wider than the sea.

Awaken our hearts to the joy of your presence and open our lips to sing your praise.

To the glory of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 

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