Pondering, Wondering; God is Moving Closer

Gabriel appears to Mary. A practical woman, she asks for more details. “How can this be?”
And she ponders. God is moving closer.

Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth for counsel. Elizabeth’s child leaps for joy in her womb.
And we wonder. God is moving closer.

Mary did not choose to have a child before the marriage. God chose this path for her.
And she ponders the challenging and unknown path before her. God is moving closer.

We do not always choose our paths. but God’s back is never to us. God is within us.
And we wonder about the mysteries of our current age. We ponder as God moves ever closer. 

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, Call to Worship, Luke, Luke 1, New Testament

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Creative Commons License BY-NC-ND 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/

All materials by Tim Graves unless otherwise noted. Creative Commons License BY-NC-ND 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/

Category Search.
%d bloggers like this: