Rev. Dr. Diane M. Baldwin
Woodhaven Presbyterian Church
August 31, 2014 – 12th Sunday after Pentecost
How do you receive unwanted blessings from God? We’re all like Moses in lot of ways. We all have choices to make—who we will become, whose side we’ll stand on, whether we’ll give up after our failures and frustrations, whether we’ll have the faith to get up and keep moving forward when we sense God’s call. (BDM, 38)
You will have to decide if you want this—
want the blessing that comes to you on an ordinary day when you are minding your own path,
bent on the task before you that you have done a hundred times, a thousand.
You will have to choose for yourself whether you will attend to the signs,
whether you will open your eyes to the searing light, the heat,
whether you will open your ears, your heart to the voice that knows your name,
that tells you this place where you stand—
this ground so familiar and therefore unregarded—
is, in fact, holy.
(Jan Richardson, Blessing at the Burning Bush)
(…excerpt from podcast)