Be Still

We are made for more.
More than work, worry, & doing.

We are made for the Sabbath.
To be present with the divine spirit of hope, truth, & love.

Just as the creating One rested,
we too rest.
We too must rejuvenate and reboot. 

Trust enough to let go.
To let go of control,
to let go of anxiety,
and the way of the world.

Be present. Be with. Be still.

Tim strives to share God’s extravagant love for all–no matter what & without strings. Seeking to follow the lure of the Spirit, Tim writes about what it means to be a follower of Jesus in an era where Christianity has come to be associated with hatred and political wedge issues. “Heinous things have been said & done (& still are) in the name of the One who breathed in the Divine,” notes Tim, “but Jesus shows us that God loves extravagantly.” Following the teachings and life of Jesus is about inclusion not exclusion. It is about compassion, grace, and admitting no one has all the answers. It is about responding lovingly to the best of our human ability. It is about people not institutions. It is about social justice. It is about caring for creation. It is about being who we were each created to be. Tim is a former early childhood educator, a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, father of two adult children and their spouses, and a grandfather of four perfect grandchildren. Tim serves as Senior Pastor of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Albany, Oregon. He writes from home, from the coffee shop, and wherever the trail leads him.

Posted in Call to Worship, Sabbath, Uncategorized
One comment on “Be Still
  1. […] Gathering prayer: Be stillWe are made for more.More than work, worry, and doing.We are made for the Sabbath.To be present with the divine spirit of hope, truth, and love.Just as the creating One rested, we too rest.We too must rejuvenate and reboot.Trust enough to let go.To let go of control,to let go of anxiety,and the way of the world.Be present. Be with. Be still. Amen.(Source: Tim Graves, Liturgy Bits) […]


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