According to God’s Menu

At the Passover, the people gathered around the table with symbols of their liberation. 
The blood on the doorpost reminds them that God heard their cries and acted as protector and liberator. The unleavened bread marks the flight out of bondage.

Now it is our turn to prepare ourselves and the meal in accordance with God’s menu.
As we chop vegetables, stir the broth, and preheat the oven, we remember all that God has provided for us. 

As we eat and drink, lament or laugh, we re-member that God is trustworthy. We share our whole selves with one another and the divine.
In the darkest of times, God is with us. God is worthy of our trust and praise. Amen.

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 Lead 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 Exodus, Exodus 12, Exodus 12:1-13, Exodus 13, Exodus 13:1-8, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

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