Come & Worship in Just Such a Time as This

Come and worship!
How can we worship in “such a time as this”? 

Yes, the world feels hopeless but come and worship!
Why worship in “such a time as this”?

Yes, human kindred don’t listen to one another. Friends worry about winning at the expense of joy, but come and worship!
Who is there to worship in “such a time as this”?

Do not let the world steal your joy! Turn to the divine embedded in creation and creator especially now.
Where is the joy in “such a time as this”?

Look around you. God has not left you. God is present in the struggle and in the heartache. God is present in neighbor, enemy, and family. God calls most emphatically in “just such a time as this!”
But it’s hard to perceive!

Come and worship anyway!
We are here. We have come to worship in “just such a time as this!”

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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.

Posted in Call to Worship, Esther, Esther 2, Esther 2:5, Esther 2:5, 7-10, 16-17, 20-23, Esther 3, Esther 3:1-6, Lent, Lent 2, Seasons of the Church

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