The scripture for Sunday, July 22, offers opportunity to reflect on the tension that can arise between our desires and God’s plans. Sometimes we visualize a course of action and a time frame, but God calls us to something different from what we pictured. The first disciples of Jesus had this experience as they were learning to share in Christ’s ministry. King David before them also encountered this dynamic when God deferred David’s intended construction project. 2 Samuel 7:1-14a and Mark 6:30-37a have in common the theme of building: building a house for God and building a community of disciples. Both texts describe how humans might react when things don’t go as expected. April’s sermon is on “Trusting God’s Timing.”
Our Sunday gatherings will offer us opportunity to continue praying in support of our Sierra Service Project teams, as 12 middle schoolers and 3 adult counselors make their way to Smith River this weekend and the high school team will follow after them one week later. May our young people grow in Christ through this opportunity to learn, serve, and make friends.
See you in worship!