“Come & See”

John points to Jesus.
And two follow.

Jesus called to Philip.
And Philip found Nathanael.

Beckoning spirit, we crave you.
We ache for connections and peace and wholeness. 

All around us we see hatred, brinkmanship, and suffering neighbors.
Why? How did we get here?

How did we get here? Why do we play at war when you teach us to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly?
What prevents us from living true to your breath which gives us life?

Open our hearts and minds.
Touch your image within us, make us one with you. 

Make us one with each other.
As you created us to be.

Christ beckons: “Come and See.”
Let us follow and become glimpses of you in our world. 

Let us begin in this hour.
Let us worship and learn.
Open us to Christ’s transformation.
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, Days of the Church, Epiphany, John, John 1, John 1:35-51, narrative lectionary, New Testament, Seasons of the Church

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