Cross View Blog
Psalms Now: Psalm 19
Psalm 19 paraphrased from Psalms Now by Leslie F. Brandt (Concordia: 1974)
Note on Psalm 19: It is much easier to see the hand of God in the works of nature than it is to see His handiwork among people. Still, in faith that He gives, we can see His rich diversity among others, even with all their human faults. People are purposed to reflect the security and loving presence of God among their fellow creatures. In Christ, that is our calling and identity. Despite our failings, this is our purpose possible only through His love and grace.
Rowleys Bay, Door County, Wisconsin
June 27, 2021
The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Paul Emmel is a retired pastor in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, having served as a parish pastor, a correctional chaplain for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, and a hospital chaplain and a community counselor. As a retired pastor, Paul continues to serve the Lord and His people, including establishing the Minnesota South District’s “Pastors to Prisoners” ministry.