Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Blogging toward Sunday

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This Sunday we continue our journey through Advent by considering a "Theology of Time." In preparation for worship, take some time to sit quietly for a while with the following Scripture readings: Genesis 1:1-5, Exodus 3:14-15, and Matthew 11:2-11. Then reflect on these questions:
  1. What kind of relationship do I have with time?
  2. How do I use it?
  3. Whose is it?
  4. How often do I consult God before planning the hour, the day, the week, the year?
A prayer written by Fiona Bennett entitled "The hope of the Seed" speaks to "time" in a special way. May her words be a blessing for you this week.

The hope of the Seed
            In this waiting time, creating Spirit,
            we give you thanks for the new life,
            the new world which rose up
            from the Seed which died.

            We thank you for the hope of the Seed.
We take encouragement that over many years
the life of the Seed has spread,
wending its way across the earth;
flourishing where it finds welcomed space;
bringing new life wherever it finds root.

Help us to be good gardeners;
to recognize Christ’s Seed wherever it grows;
to learn how best to care for the Seed;
to work hard with patience, endurance and faith
throughout the seasons;
to experience the pleasure, challenge and delight
of the gardener
as we nurture Christ’s greening of the whole earth. 

As always, I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday.


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