Good morning, gals and pals! We're coming up on the 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany here, and the lamp of God has not quite gone out. I'm listening for God's voice -- or is it Eli, or Andrew, or someone else entirely? I've got the radio on in the background as I write this; I wonder if that makes it harder to hear God calling me?
What about you? Is the word of the Lord rare for you right now? How is the lamp of God burning for you? Are you hearing God call your name in the night? Or is it more like an invite from a friend, saying, "come and see"? Or, maybe you have your fingers in your ears, and you're saying, "Lalala, I can't Hear you!" God's call is always good news, but it's not always easy news.
I'm looking forward to a lively conversation. I've got fair trade coffee (french vanilla today) and Good Earth Tea. I've got the famous banana chocolate-chip muffins (I promise, no calories!), and a nice bowl of clementines to peel and eat. I'll turn down the volume so that we can hear one another, and discern God's call, no matter where our preaching leads us.
Image is Georges de la Tour, Samuel Awakening Eli