Good morning, gals and pals! I've been gone most of the week, and now here it is Saturday morning, and time to pull a sermon together for tomorrow. I HAVE actually been thinking about this ahead of time, but after a few days off sitting by a calm and beautiful lake on sunny days, it's hard to get back into the swing of things.
So, I'm providing bagels, muffins, jams and jellies (all calorie free, of course) and a virtual place at the table for conversation and comfort. We all need that, don't we?
This morning, I'm struck with Jesus' words in the gospel lesson: "Do not be afraid" -- and his descriptions of future situations that might make the disciples -- well -- afraid. And I keep humming "His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me." And somehow, that reminds me of.... Hagar. If she isn't a sparrow, who is?
What are you struck by this morning? Where is your sermon headed? And what are you humming along the way?