Just talking to someone, reaching out to someone, even if it’s a simple “Hello” — an acknowledgement of their existence — can make such a big difference.
Just as we trust and have faith in our friends and family, we should trust and have faith that what the Bible tells us is and was true about God’s Promise to us, and what Jesus came and did on Earth.
God does not show partiality. God’s Grace has a way of bringing people together; and, when that happens that “Alleluia” starts to rise up inside of us, yet again. Image credit: “Easter Morning” by Jen Norton
The risk of Palm Sunday is nothing new. When we throw our cloaks down, they are bound to get a little dirty.
As we face the interruptions of our lives, perhaps they are wildflowers, not weeds. Photo by John Benson
Fear is not a good way to make an argument. And, fear is not a good way to make a decision. And, fear distorts what we see in others. And, fear keeps us from seeing God’s Love in our lives.
Perhaps it is good that we can all find ways to relate to the life of Jesus—that there is enough room for all of us to make connections. But, the problem is, if we are not careful, Jesus can end up looking too much like us.
Certainty is so temping. We do not want up to become down, or forward to become backward. Certainty is more appealing than change. Thankfully, though, Abraham and Sarah kept going.
If we didn’t have to wait, we wouldn’t have time to reflect. And, if we don’t have time to reflect, then we can’t pinpoint those spaces in our lives that need to feel a little bit more of God’s steadfast love. The sermon for College Sunday, February 21, 2021.
We not only see the Light of Christ with our eyes. We also see it through our singing and our prayers, through the gift of shared community and acts of generous service, through gracious fellowship and genuine kindness.