Since starting our summer series of Considering the Birds in Scripture, I am so much more aware of the birds all around us. I hear them early in the morning outside my window. Right now a little bird is splashing in the rain puddle in the church driveway. Birds flit through the cemetery most of the day, sometimes alone, sometimes in pairs, sometimes chasing one another. Do you notice the birds?
This week we will hear about a domesticated bird – the hen. Jesus actually compares himself to a mother hen while you and I are the scattered chicks. Not a generally compelling or flattering image I must say, but quite interesting once you reflect on chickens and chicks, the protection of a mother hen’s wings, imprinting, and the dangers of domestication. . . . .
Dear Church Family – We need to gather this week to lift one another up, to be in community, to be reminded of who we are and whose we are. And to remember that we are not alone. Join us Sunday morning for worship, for prayer, for music, for community. Let us not give in to despair as we search together for a word of hope. Plus, I need YOUR HELP for Sunday Worship! If you have a bible, please bring it to church. And if you have a story about your bible – who gave it to you and why or where you have taken and read your bible or why this particular bible is your bible or what makes your bible special to you – would you consider briefly sharing that story in worship?? If you are willing to share your bible story, please email me!