Sunday, December 18, 2016

Dare to Dream...and trust in God.

Photo by Albert de Vos

 Matthew 1:18-25 Joseph's Dream
 It is no secret that “God’s work often upsets comfortable social expectations and conventions.” (Aaron Klink) Dreams can come true, but they aren’t free. In Joseph’s case, his dream is one given to him by God and it required great strength and courage as he lives out a promise given to him by God in the face of cultural scorn and derision. Love compels us, love empowers us, love never ends.
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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Standing together...no matter the cost

Picture painted by Laura Foster and photo taken and adapted by Albert deVos

Esther 4: 1-17 Esther agrees to help the Jewish people

We hear the story of Esther and her decision to stand with her people even though it goes against her husband. She will not stand idly by and let her people be destroyed. Instead she protests and stands up for what is right. Difficult choices require courage and strength and this comes when we do it together.
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Be intentional...and light the way to transformation

This picture was composed by Jim Triscott Nov 2016

Isaiah 42: 1-9 A Light to the Nations

We are called to be servants of God and be a light of healing in this world. God has chosen us and poured the Holy Spirit upon us. We are called to bring forth justice and peace. God has taken our hand and is leading us to something new, and together we will envision a new way. To be a light of God in this world means that our actions have purpose and intention. How will we be a witness, and let our light shine?
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