Have We Met?

Would you be annoyed if Jesus were in the habit of finishing your sentences?

Gloria and I always look at each other when that happens to us.  You can guess who gets annoyed first, or who does the finishing of sentences.  But we also act a little surprised when it happens.  Why?  It's not like it's never happened before.  It's not like we haven't known each other for half our lives.  We can know what each other is thinking because we know each other so well.  That is a blessing.  It is a blessing I am sure many of you share.

It is the same with God.  God knows us.  I don't think God is interested in finishing our sentences.  Although, maybe it is God who completes the thought or idea for us when we can't seem to find the creativity or words we need.  Still, the God that calls us knows us.  Now, for many people, that assurance became a threat.

It shouldn't worry us that God knows everything about us--all the good and the not-very-good-at-all.  Psalm 139 is a reminder that God knows everything about us and loves us anyway. 

And that is the reminder expressed in this sermon.  I hope you find comfort, hope and peace in such knowledge too wonderful for us to fully appreciate.  Listen to the sermon entitled Have We Met? and let me know what thoughts about your calling came to mind.  Also, as a response, consider participating in a reaffirmation of baptism ceremony at your church.

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