19 Nov Sermon Snap Shot November 17, 2018
We begin to live generously with God’s world when we remember that all things are made “good.”
How does the song go…
“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things!”
Yes, Julie Andrews, we all have our favorite things, but we also have those things that give us the chills, the heebie-jeebies…things that make our skin crawl, things that we see as “of the devil”!
For some of us, its snakes…or spiders…or crickets…or bats. For others of us, its not animals but people – people who have a certain look…or talk with an accent…or dress differently than we do. And for still others, its not animals or people that make us uncomfortable but specific places…or certain neighborhoods…or particular countries even.
As a boy growing up, I had regular nightmares about water moccasins (thanks to my grandfather’s fish camp near the Little Pee Dee), sharks (thanks to Peter Benchley, author of “Jaws”) and being invaded by the Soviets (thanks to the Cold War)!
And yet, God says from the very beginning that everything and everybody was made for good. We begin to live more generously with God’s world when we begin to celebrate this truth.
From Sunday November 17 message based on Genesis 1:1-4 and Romans 8:15-28 entitled, “Living Generously with Our World”
Pastor, Waters Edge UMC