What if?

Though the earth is ravaged by pandemic and climate change…
What if there is still reason to hope?

Though the earth is ravaged by a people bent upon polarization and war…
What if there is still a chance for peace?

Though the earth is ravaged by greed and poverty…
What if there is still a love that is building a just world?

What if God and God’s people work together to create a world of God’s dreams?
What if there is a child who will be born and lead the way?

What if that child is already moving toward us…
as we move toward that child?
What if? 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 Advent, Advent Peace, Advent Series, Call to Worship, Joel, Joel 2:12-13, 28-29, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

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