Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wisdom cries from the streets, listen and live!
I thought this was hilarious and hope it is an exaggeration. In our congregation we are focusing on the preachers message in Ecclesiastes this month and Job for December. You may wander why I chose Job for Christmas....because this is the fifth anniversary of the Indian Ocean Tsunami and the unprecedented loss of life that occurred on that formerly tranquil Sunday Morning. I am going to share some of the results of my searching into God's presence or absence in tragedy. I believe the incarnation of Jesus into this world is part of God's answer in the good news of God's love even in the darkest of moments.
Ecclesiastes is a powerful read and is crying out for us to listen and apply what Solomon learned from his fantastic wealth and freedom to search out truth, and his own tragic weakness as well.