The Journey of Reorientation

Reorient: “to find one's position again in relation to one's surroundings.” I can almost hear the old GPS voice saying, “recalibrating.” Journeys are not straight paths. We cannot see the destination when we begin. Life is full of re-orienting ourselves to our surroundings.  In the past weeks, we have marked the moment declaring “thus far God has been faithful.” We joined our tears of lament recognizing the disorientation of our journey. This week we will take it all in as we re-orient ourselves toward the “next faithful step,” recognizing that this cycle of orientation, disorientation and reorientation will continue as long as we have life and breath! Join us Sunday as we journey together!

Everything Changes
In our sermon series we are exploring how our brains were designed to be suspicious of change, and for good reason–homeostasis in good measure helps us thrive, protecting us from danger. But if we look closely at what the Creator set in motion, we find that change is the most constant part of life and necessary for animating our spirits as we find renewed purpose throughout life. Jesus advocated for changes that would keep us moving toward greater goodness!  “Everything Changes” John 12:20-26 In our scripture this week Jesus asks us to let go of life “as it is” in order to create and multiply the love that is eternal. What feels like the chaos, or recklessness, of change is the breaking-open of possibility and the sprouting of new life. This is what it means to follow the change-maker Jesus and serve his purpose of more love in the world. -Pastor Courtney

Publish Date:

September 1, 2022

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