Everyone is a child of God. Everyone has a place in God’s world. God’s own Spirit communicates her love to us and to all, helping us to know that we are her daughters and sons. One of the great sacramental messages of Holy Communion, as practiced in our United Methodist heritage, is that it is the Lord’s Table around which we gather. Likewise, it is the Lord’s World we live in, and God loved the world so much that God sent Jesus to be our savior. Today’s Bible readings invite us to grow spiritually right alongside everyone else, and let God work out the rest.
Excerpt from the manuscript of the sermon preached by
Rev. Bill Lawson on July 23, 2023, at Briensburg UMC.
Cover Image: Pixabay User Pexels. “Wheat Field,” 2016. Pixabay. https://pixabay.com/photos/wheat-wheat-crops-barley-crops-1845835/ 20 July 2023.