Psalms 22 and 23

What I didn’t preach about this week.

When I was a baby preacher, keep in mind I was in my 40s, I thought that I needed to preach directly to current events every single Sunday so that people would know precisely what the Bible had to say to those particular moments. Now that I’m in my teenage years of preaching, I realize that the Bible speaks to us no matter what the current events of the day happen to be. So, I didn’t create a sermon dedicated to the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and I didn’t talk about how Breonna Taylor was denied justice by a Kentucky grand jury, and I didn’t talk about passing 200,000 deaths due to Coronavirus.

Instead, I talked about crying out “My God, my God why have you forsaken me?” (Psalm 22) and “walking through the valley of the shadow” (Psalm 23).  I talked about telling the truth, and asking for help, and making plans, and picking up when plans fall apart, and planting hope. There is so much sorrowful news these days, but we have Good News to balm the soul. Please join me for worship on our YouTube channel at 10 a.m. on Sunday (with a special appearance by our choir, hooray!)

-Jennifer

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September 24, 2020

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