Reignite Your Image in Us

Injustice.
Darkness.

Illness.
Darkness.

Hopelessness and temptations.
Darkness.

Worry and anxiety.
Darkness.

Evil in many forms pervades our world.
Darkness disorients.

We light a bulb and it sizzles and fades out. The light of hope is shattered into many pieces.
Sometimes it seems that darkness has the upper hand. Light only lasts for a moment before hatred and hurt win.

Comfort your people O God!
We cry out to you!

Creating Spirit, point us toward your unfolding realm of light and love that flows steadily and persistently through the ages toward the time of wholeness. Reignite your image within us that we may manifest your shalom, justice, and extravagant love in each moment. Restore & revive us during this hour. Use us beyond this time and place to be your hands in the world. Amen.                                       

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, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Isaiah, Isaiah 9, Isaiah 9:1-7, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

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