Sermon - November 15, 2020 - St. Martin's In the Desert

Sermon – November 15, 2020

Let us Pray

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Todays words remind us that when we are in tumult or distress that our savior has assured us we are not alone and will always be blessed with His presence. As the world around us can be diluted with stress, hysteria, chaos our savior is the voice that calmed the sea and heals all afflictions yesterday, today and tomorrow. Todays message also reminds us that we need to trust each other as our lives move in this topsy turvy world. Our courage is bolstered by the Passion Christ lived, died and rose for and displays the vision provided to insure us that this world is not the property of evil or fear but it is the gift we are given to shape, share and promote love and compassion in all peoples.

With all we are being exposed to today to be reminded of our saviors presence is indeed the one and only non wavering guarantee to ease our dismay. We share this with all our family, friends, all seekers of peace. I know that the challenges can sometimes seem insurmountable but be sure our shepherd stands at the gate and protects all the lambs in His flock. I was provided a wonderful prayer in the past week and want to share it with all.

My Jesus I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritualy into my heart. I embrace You as if You are already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from you.


God bless and keep you all during this most trying but wonderful holiday season.

Rev John