Monday, July 6, 2015

Looking Forward to July 12, 2015

The Scripture Reading this week is Psalm 146

The Sermon title is In God We Trust

Early Thoughts:  There is an old joke about the sign in the country store:
In God We Trust
All Others Pay Cash

It is a nice play on words around credit and who gets it.  But I think it also speaks to something deeper in our lives of faith.

The Psalm reminds us that even when others break trust with us God is still reliable.  In fact the Psalmist reminds us that we should be wary about putting our trust in other people.

One of the recurring themes of Scripture, both the Hebrew and Christian Testaments, is that God is faithful, that God is working to create the world as it could be.  In Christian terms we call this the Reign or Kingdom of God, which indeed is what Jesus was all about.  And we are called to trust that God is doing this, that God is correcting injustice, that God is in charge.

However I think it is sometimes a challenge to trust God.  Because to fully trust God means surrendering control.  It means taking a leap of faith.  It means opening ourselves to a whole new way of being in the world.

Can we do that?

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