Joy is Like the Rain – – – This song title makes one wonder…exactly how is joy like the rain?
Maybe our current trip to northern Ontario provides some insight? Rains are causing work stoppages and making fields into ponds. Not necessarily joy-inducing for outdoor laborers and farmers, for sure.
This certainly relates to our Christian lives. If we’re always trying to be “devout as a Pharisee,” where are the laughter and the joy? Finding the right balance is critical (and yet still worry-inducing for many of us “sparrows.”)
ACTION? During this Sabbath day and in the week ahead, may we continue to look for the rainbows amidst the downpours
Enjoy the day, filled with the Spirit!
Lectionary Texts for this Sunday, July 2, 2017:
- Genesis 21:8-21 and Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17
- Jeremiah 20:7-13 and Psalm 69:7-10, (11-15), 16-18
- Romans 6:1b-11
- Matthew 10:24-39
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PHOTO CREDIT: Mark Gedeon (rainbow)