Christ Church Sermons from February 2020
It’s Ash Wednesday, and Lent begins now. Lent is a time set for self-reflection. It is a time to take stock, take an inventory of our lives. In our Scripture lesson, the Prophet Joel helps us start off right.
Have you ever noticed how many Biblical encounters with God and Jesus happen on mountain tops. It’s no wonder that we tend to refer to any encounter with the Divine as a “mountain top experience.” But the truth of it is, God also will meet us in the low valleys of our lives. Our Gospel lesson tells us how this happens.
You know Murphy’s Law, right? “If anything can go wrong, it will?” Some folks like to add this corollary to Murphy, “Murphy was an optimist!” Current events sure can make us think the corollary is more on target. Yet, Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians has some faith restoring good news for us: the future really does contain a bright and joyous vision. It is indeed something to look forward to.