That night, there in Gibeon, God appeared to Solomon in a dream: God said, “What can I give you? Ask.”
I Kings 3: 5b – The Message
Lord you tell us to ask you.
Ask for our deepest desires.
Come to you and tell you what we think we need.
That we can approach the Creator of the Universe with even our most meager wants.
You say ask.
Solomon asked for wisdom.
For clarity to discern the twists and turns of life.
To insight to help others and ourselves.
For understanding that nourished compassion and deepens love.
Our gospel lesson describes faith the size of a mustard seed.
Faith to know for certain in unclear mazes.
Trust to hold onto your hand when all else crumbles.
Believe when doubts and disbelief look triumphant.
Faith and Wisdom – gifts to us only for the asking.
Why don’t I ask?
Lord, give me a hearing heart to understand.
Creator, cover me with your faith to bind my wounds and lead me on.
Father of all, saturate my spirit with wisdom and faith so I can see you, know you, love you.
Shepherd King, guide me with your wisdom and make me wise and faithful.