Sermon - July 19, 2020 - St. Martin's In the Desert

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Sermon – July 19, 2020

Let us pray:

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Today’s lessons are especially relevant currently in our world . The presence of our Lord and Savior provides us comfort in the face of confusion and hysteria. The pandemic provides the field for both the children of God and the agents of Satan to experience choices that either give comfort or create fear.

The choices we select as Christians set the path we travel in this life. With the social unrest currently being exhibited it would be easy to fall on the wrong soil and be overcome by the “weeds”. Our choice to exercise common sense and social concerns that provide comfort and lesson fear is surely the evidence that God is with us and will always be at our side.

As the days continue in these trying times let us hold close to our faith and share with each other the assurances that the days of calm and peace with return. Our prayers are being continued and our worship, even though modified a bit, still provide the grace and love of God. So as we stand together to travel this path let us be at peace knowing that we are the chosen crop to be harvested by angels and presented to our Lord as heirs of God’s love and residents of His kingdom.

As we hold to our faith and provide for each other the field of grace, love and hope the harvest will be plentiful and the crop savory and sweet.

Let us go forth to love and serve the Lord Hallelujah.

Hallelujah Amen
Rev John