THIRD SUNDAY after LENT – DECEMBER 15
READ MTR. HEATHER’S SERMON . . .
Two weeks ago, I had the good fortune to meet a new baby, Rosie, the baby of college friends of Mike and mine. My heart was full beholding that beautiful 9 lb. child and all of the possibility her 4-week old life holds. I looked around and tried to imagine how the world looked to her. If she were able to, if Rosie were to peer out from the sides of her bouncy seat and take stock of her world, she’d assume that trees are always bare. Streets frozen. The air is always cold, and the extent of the world is her mother’s arms and her chair. Rosie’s world is so new AND so limited. She has no idea there’s anything more.
That experience of looking at the world from Rosie’s perspective got me thinking that ours is not so different than sweet Rosie’s. We are so often mistaken that we have seen life for all that there is, forgetting that we are such a small part of a great universe. We are often lulled into believing that reality is the totality of our experiences, rather than awaken to the unfathomable possibilities of an Almighty God . . . Read entire sermon here
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