Sprouting Hope

In his despair, Job envies a tree.
For when a tree is cut down, new sprouts mean resurrection and hope.

Job yearns to be hidden away in a place where devastation cannot touch him.
Hidden from harshness, Job anticipates vindication. 

Before God and before Job’s friends, Job anticipates vindication to come.
But I know that my redeemer is alive and afterward he’ll rise upon the dust. (Job 19:25 CEB)

We gather together in this time in which a fallen tree, begins to sprout anew.
Praise God for this time of Holy Transformation! 

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, Job, Job 14, Job 14:7-15, Job 19, Job 19:23-27, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

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