Yesterday, our pastor's sermon focused on the word beloved, the word that God uses at the baptism of Jesus. Our pastor reminded us that we are beloved of/by God too, and we pondered what that meant, that intimacy.
Yesterday was a day of lots of water. The day began with the children at the baptismal font with palm branches. They dipped the palm branches in the font and sprinkled water over the congregation. Several times, our pastor dipped his hands in the water.
At the end of the sermon, our pastor went to the font and held up his soaked hands again. "Miracle stuff," he said.
He reminded us that there is nothing we can do that will make God love us any more than God already does. And there's nothing that we can do that will make God love us any less.
Good tidings of great joy!
feeling the feelings…
8 months ago