Second Sunday after Epiphany: The Old Testament Passage – Doing what had been done, but doing it better!
“Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD under Eli. The word of the LORD was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was.” 1 Samuel 3:1-3 I remember this passage from three years ago. I remember how unsure I was about using the Revised Common Lectionary as the source of my comments and writing. Unsure how to format and stylize the posts, what titles to use, how much explanation to give – just unsure and trying to figure out how to do things. I imagine young Samuel felt the same way, learning how to “minister” to the Lord and work in the temple. And, it seems, how to recognize the voice of the Lord. It was not often heard in the days of young Samuel and aging Eli. [...] […]Read More