Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People

June 10, 2020

Rev. Janice Springer preaches on Job 28:12-28.  It is the story where Job asks why bad things happen to good people, and Janice helps us appreciate the value of uncertainty in our lives, to hold vigil with ambiguity.  Our future with Covid-19 and even what happens tomorrow challenge us to live with mystery rather than reason. This lesson calls upon us to trust the mystery of creative energy that is God to guide us through all that we cannot know.

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:

July 2, 2020

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