Despite Rain & Risk

Faithful, Mordecai reveals his trust in God.
Rain continues falling,
thunder threatens.

Falling into despair he dons the sackcloth of grief.
Thunderous evil persists,
death will surely follow.

Esther’s life at risk, she chooses the most loving action in “just such a time as this.”
She chooses love and justice and hope.

Let us pray,
Mystical one, touch our hearts as you did with Mordecai and Esther. Bolster our resolve and point the way. Perhaps, we too have come to this crossroad, for “just such a time as this.” Amen.

Let us worship the One who loves
in times like then and times like now.

Tasting grief, tasting joy, with hesitancy and resolve we are here to worship God.

Tim is a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, a father of two adult children, and their spouses, and a grandfather of four perfect children. A former early childhood educator, Tim is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has served as pastor of both Disciples and United Church of Christ congregations. As we enter what we hope is the final phase of the pandemic, Tim is beginning a journey of rediscovering himself and discerning next steps. He writes from his home in Albany, Oregon and wherever the Spirit lures him.

Posted in Call to Worship, Esther, Esther 4, Esther 4:1-17, Esther 4:14, Invocation, Lent, Lent 3, Old Testament

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