An exploration of the wide, expansive nature of God through the study of scripture.
"This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It's adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike "What's next, Papa?" Romans 8:15
There are few moments in a preacher's life when she is left speechless. We are trained to listen carefully and then to bring a sense of God's presence as found in our scriptures to any given situation. On the day of 9/11, I was three years into full time ministry and found myself at a lose for words. Tragedy on such a great scale can do that for us all and yet even today I am reminded that when there are no words to explain what we went through and what we continue to remember and return to, God is still present. I am so very grateful for the heros that responded and my prayers remain with the families who have lived 11 years into the lose of life. I am grateful for a country who stands beside those who still mourn and who takes time to bring the flags to half mast and to for a moment stand in solidarity with them in their grief. So 11 years later here are the words that bring me comfort on a day like today.
"Blessed are those who mourn, for theirs is the kingdom of …