Sermon - June 7, 2020 - St. Martin's In the Desert

balance of nature

Sermon – June 7, 2020

Let us pray:

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be always acceptable to You my strength and my Redeemer. Amen

What an awesome story and promise in the readings today. From the very beginning of our understanding we are given the pictures of God’s mighty creativity in action. The absolute deliberateness of putting all the right things together so they fit into His plan. Plants, animals, humans the very planet and its ecology are placed just right so as to nurture all creation for a wonderful growth and majesty.

We are gifted with the stewardship of these creations and lovingly taught how we should treat each other to please our creator and grow with love, peace and joy. In this season of Pentecost the gift of the Holy Spirit is given to the desciples just as Christ had told them, to provide a guide, teacher and comforter as they continued in their ministry. As Christs first gift to his followers He charges them to provide it to all who embrace a relationship with Jesus, the same assurances given to this day. How wonderful and grace driven to accept and share such a wonderous gift.

As we continue to deal with the issues facing us today it seems there is no rapid resolution for either our medical concerns or our social unrest being fueled by some terrible current events. The gift we have been provided still offers us conciliation and a guide to how we can hold our hearts in a safe and loving posture, even as the disciples were witness to Christ final promise we are also provided these words of assurance

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

So today my prayer for us all is we never lose sight of the giftss, guidance and love we have and continue to receive from our God. Let our hearts and minds be put at ease as we walk the path laid before us and know we are never alone.

May the blessings of God

Father, Son and Holy Spirt be with us today and remain with us always.

Fr John