Today's Reading: 2 Kings 22-23; 2 Chronicles 34-35
The scrolls of the Word of God are unearthed by young King Josiah's temple rebuilders. They are pulled from ruined vessels and dusty cobwebs are cleared. Their ancient truths are once more given voice.
The gentle heart of the innocent child king is cardioverted by the high voltage shock of truth. A kingdom is about to be resuscitated into a new and second chance life. "How?" asks the young king, "How can we live into this new reality?"
King and priests, counselors and sages seek the wisdom of another unearthed treasure. A prophetess, whose name points to a wise creature who lives underground, comes to the surface to interpret truth which has been buried by idolatry.
What voices of truth have we buried because of our pride and idolatry?
Whom have we long silenced and put underground because of our prejudice and culture?
LORD, unearth the voices of your truth.
No matter our station
Call us to seek humbly
And engage in the life giving dialogue
Of your word and your prophets.