Whatever situation you find yourself in, whatever situation in the world is plaguing your mind, whatever anxieties are trying to consume you, remember, you are in the midst of a much bigger story. A story of a God who loves us, the story of a God who promises new life.
God’s grace just is, it is with us in the everyday whether we are willing or whether we doubt, even when words of hate and acts of injustice seem in control. It is God’s love that has the power, not the derision and the hate. It is God’s love that will prevail.
Do not fear, only believe. God is at work in our world, and God will be at work through us, when we welcome God in.
“Do not be afraid.” This command speaks to the deep and true covenant with God’s people. Remember. do not be afraid. You are not alone.
This is what God does – brings new life where we thought there was only death and dry bones. Makes seeds burst forth with new life while sowers sleep. Tough times are what God does best.
May you know the peace of Gods love and hope in the midst of your everydays, may you be led to green pastures and may you live with the hope of God’s beloved child. The short story quoted in this sermon is “The Street That Got Mislaid” by Patrick Waddington.
When an ordinary Monday becomes a grief filled Good Friday, we need to pray, we need to feel ourselves anchored to love and hope, anchored to our true vine, so that we can help each other to heal.