The wider the Love of God becomes, the more it stretches us, and it’s harder to offer It to others—and Baptists learned this the hard way.
I will, if you will.
In this place, we try to make room for Silence—for looking and listening—discovering God in ways we would not otherwise.
We gather here each week to remember—and to hold onto that Story—that God is our Creator, our Redeemer, and our Sustainer.
Before God provides an explanation of what is happening, God provides some eternal advice: Fear not, do not be afraid. But, then, in the world where we live—eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow you die—fear as warning is not fear of reassurance.
What a wonderful Gift we have to share with one another: the Gift of simple prayer—speaking plainly and honestly with God—opening ourselves up to the same Love that was in Christ Jesus.
We cannot see the wind, but we see the effects of the wind.
When we have somebody to Love—or somebody to Love us—we can endure our hardest sadness, and we can put down our deepest regret, and we can celebrate with the utmost Joy, because we will see that the Home of God is among us.
We hold hands with one another to echo the faithful Love of God.
Instead of being for others, we can decide to be with others.