Where Are You?

Sunday, September 11 sermon was a (you better sit down) 5 sentence sermon.  Our purpose for gathering for worship on this day was to then be sent out to do acts of service on this God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday. Or, better said, to practice what we preach.  So we had communion where we took Christ’s body into our hands and then we emerged from worship ready to take God’s work into our hands.  What a calling to live in response to this grace!

The 5 sentences were based on verses from chapters 2 and 3 of Genesis: Adam and Eve and their encounter  with the serpent and with God in the garden. Cue dramatic music here:

For those of you who wondered, “was that really 5 sentences?” I present them to you below:

  1. This story is not about hiding from God or hiding from the world God made – evil and all.
  2. This is a story of relocation and of God finding us even when we hide or want to hide.
  3. God calls out “where are you” to Adam and Eve not as a judgment of their nakedness but as a question of location.
  4. God’s “where are you” is to remind you that God is with you in all that you do.
  5. So then, River of Hope, where are you and where are you going?