Monday, March 29, 2021

What a Mess

Mark 11:15-17

15 On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, 16 and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. 17 And as he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’”

What a mess, Lord!

The coins rolling everywhere.
Someone's going to have to count those.

Feathers from the doves and
other mess from the doves too
Someone's going to have to clean that up.

Tables and benches everywhere.
Merchandise left unattended.
What a mess.

But that's not the mess you see,
is it?

You see the mess of our worship.
Twisting a time of prayer
into business connections.
Corrupting communion with you
into being seen by others.
Falsifying fellowship with the people of God
into social standing.

Come, Lord Jesus,
and turn the tables again.
Upset the status quo.
Call us back to
being a people of prayer.
Make your sanctuary once again
a house of prayer for all nations.

Make it so!

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