Not so unnatural

A scavenger delivers food to a man twice a day in the wilderness.
It’s unnatural.

In the middle of a famine, a jar of flour never decreases no matter how often used.
It’s unlikely.

A stranger heals a widow’s son with only a prayer.
It’s unbelievable.

Our need to be physically separate feels unnatural. 
But we love our neighbors.

We are weary of all the struggles the world provides us and fear we will be overcome.
But we keep going one step at a time.

Angst, fear, worries, illness, injury, isolation, war, poverty and so much more overwhelm us.
So we pray. We enter communion with our God whose love remains with us always. 

[moment of silence]

Close in Lord’s Prayer

Our Creator,
who art in heaven,
hallowed be your Name, 
your kingdom come, 
your will be done, 
on earth as it is in heaven. 

Give us this day our daily bread.  
And forgive us our debts, 
as we forgive our debtors. 

And lead us not into temptation, 
but deliver us from evil. 

For yours is the kingdom
and the power, and the glory, 
forever and ever. 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 1 Kings, 1 Kings 17, 1 Kings 17:1-24, Call to Worship, Old Testament

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