God’s Word

We’ve been in exile.
We’ve allowed ourselves to be tempted by the idols of things and power.

We’ve found it isn’t what we thought.  Shopping therapy and yearning for a soda pop does nothing to build up our world.
They are all fizz and sugar, satiating only temporarily. 

We’re left with the same emptiness.
We’re left without the spirit-words of God. We’re alone in harshness and brokenness.

Acknowledging our idolatry and mistakes, we turn back to the living water. We turn back to the love that flows forward bringing justice and hope to all of humanity.
The word that comes from God’s mouth does not return empty. God’s word does as God intends.

Always.
Always. 

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 Advent, Call to Worship, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Isaiah, Isaiah 55, Isaiah 55:1-11, Old Testament, Seasons of the Church

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