It’s never too late, I realize. Maybe it’s because... I’ve just finished drafting up my sermon on the Resurrection of Lazarus (the week before Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion) and have reflected on raisings and healings that relate to this story which show me that it is never too late for Jesus to restore life.
Jesus Raises the Widow’s Son at Nain (Lk 7:11-17) At the pinnacle of the story, the young man was being carried out through the gate, accompanied by his mother and the grieving crowd. “When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, ‘Do not weep.’ Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, ‘Young man, I say to you, rise!” The dead man sat up and began to speak and Jesus gave him to his mother.
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A congregation gathers on a Sunday morning. There has been a lot of preparation. The altar has been set, bulletins have been printed, the heat turned up. The choir has practiced, the children have been at Sunday School. The words of Scripture, the hymns, the sermon, the prayers have challenged and inspired. All have come to the altar rail for Christ's body and blood. The fellowship of coffee hour awaits. The Church, St. Paul said, is the body of Christ and each a member. It's true! Never perfect, filled with all sorts and characters. And yet, a beautiful living organism of God's grace.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:00 PM Eucharist & Bible Discussion
Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:00 AM Morning Prayer
Sunday, April 27, 2014 10:00 AM Eucharist
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 5:00 PM Choir practice
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:15 PM Evening Prayer
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