The following reflection comes from a blog by Rachel Held Evens about Jesus’ parables:
“It is an astounding detail when you think about it: the God of all creation, the One who knows every corner of the cosmos and fathoms every mystery, the One who could answer every theological riddle and who, I suspect, chuckles at our volumes of guesses, our centuries of pompous philosophical tomes, debating His nature, when present in the person of Jesus Christ, told stories.”
Told Stories. Simple Parables. About seeds, birds, yeast, vineyards, etc. That’s it? That’s it! But in these stories and parables, we get glimpses of the Kingdom of God, of Life as God intends, of the Big Picture, of who God made us to be.
It is these stories/parables that we have gathered around in church recently and will gather around yet again this coming weekend. Come, join us, be inspired and astounded.
And this coming weekend, if you come early (8:30am) you can join the Intergenerational/Anybody Choir, prepare to do some special music during worship at 9:30, and be a part of telling these astounding stories.
See you in church! Have a blessed week. Pastor Jack +