Reborn from the Sea Womb

*Call to Worship & Invocation

You are in the presence of God.
The One whose love nudges at us and pursues us in all times and all places is among us.

Like Jonah, we too often run from the task of loving that God sets before us.
But also like Jonah, we get second chances to love, to do justice, and to walk humbly.

The big fish vomited Jonah upon the shore so that he could use his second chance to be God’s voice to the Ninevites.
Reborn from the sea womb, Jonah did as God required.

Let us pray,
God of Jonah, Re-inspire, re-invigorate, and re-energize us to be who we are created to be. Amen.

Tim is a former early childhood educator, a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, father of two adult children, their spouses, and a grandfather of four perfect children. Tim is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Tim 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, Invocation, Jonah, Jonah 3, Old Testament

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