Sermons from January 2019
Leading up to this Gospel text in Luke, the author writes about Jesus getting baptized by John the Baptist. Soon after, we are told that Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit…was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil.” And if we read the story we learn that Jesus was tested three times to prove he was the Son of God and when Jesus didn’t fall for it, the devil went away.
I like to think about this as Jesus trying to make a first impression, after all this is Jesus’s first Sign. As we begin to wander along the way wistfully walking through these weeks that we call the Sundays after epiphany we meander our way through the myriad of ways that Jesus continues to manifest into our midst. Again and again we are struck by the the strange, subversive, and surprising scenes that spotlight how God is showing up in space and time.
Grace and peace to you, My sisters Brothers And Siblings in Christ. As we travel, Down to the river To pray, Let’s allow the Word To immerse us in Sink us in The Goodness of God Into the many paths The Creator lays out before us. Good Lord, Show us the way O Beloved, Let’s go down, Come on down Down where Jesus wants Down into the river In the water To witness And experience Redemption And Love. Amen.