Unbelievable Promises

Praise the god of promises.
God always keeps God’s promises!

The noise of a world intent on collecting things distracts us from the miracle of what you promise.
God always keeps God’s promises!

We are tempted by the lure of earthly power even though we know peace can only be found in your promises.
God always keeps God’s promises!

Remind us in this hour that your promises to us are as unbelievable as God’s promise to Abraham & Sarah that they will have a child in their old age. Remind us that your love for humanity is boundless and we will one day live as you dream.
God always keeps God’s promises! Amen.          

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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 two perfect babies. The former pastor of the Condon United Church of Christ, Tim recently began serving the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Albany, Oregon. He writes from home, from the coffee shop, and wherever the trail leads him.

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