God’s intent was never to narrow that love down to me and mine and those that I could convince to think like I think. No, the flow is in entirely the opposite direction, broad, expansive, inclusive, Loving the whole world.
Yet, we miss it. We abuse it. We resist it. We twist it. We fashion it into something that better suits our purposes. Rather than losing our lives for the sake of the gospel, we lose the Gospel for the sake of our lives.
She added a postscript to her letter. It reads, “I had to look your church up. You are 2188 miles away, but managed to reach us!” Reach her indeed. There is a whole lot of ground between Vermont and Texas. But there is not so much that it kept you from being hands and feet of Christ. There is not so much that it kept you from doing on earth as it is heaven. Often, the barriers of distance and time are breached when God is working through God’s people. Sometimes we are the ones God is working through and sometimes we the ones that receive the benefit of God working through others.
The details of God’s knowing are comprehensive. Sitting, standing, thinking, walking, sleeping, speaking, God knows it all. Which makes sense, because God is the one who has fearfully and wonderfully made the writer of this song.
Join us on Sunday afternoons (February Feb. 18 & 25; March 4, 11, 18 & 25th ) from 4-6 pm in Fellowship Hall as we discuss the book, The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear by William Barber & John Wilson-Hartgrove. In this thoughtful book, a “modern-day civil rights champion tells the stirring story of how he helped start a movement to bridge America’s racial divide.”
Palm Sunday – March 25, 10:00 am. On Palm Sunday, we remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and mark the beginning of Holy Week. Maundy Thursday – March 29, potluck supper will begin at 6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. Worship will immediately follow in the sanctuary. Maundy Thursday commemorates Jesus’ last meal with his disciples. Easter – […]
Tens of thousands of students at high schools and universities across the country walked out of classes on Wednesday morning to support gun control, accompanied in some communities by their chaplains and local clergy.