I’m preaching again on Sunday. I have a choice… Jesus turning water into wine and/or Paul’s passage about spiritual gifts. I’m going with the gifts but hope to link back to Jesus’ first miracle.
The thing is, and this has happened before, what seems to be a gift of a passage is actually pretty hard to find something to say about it that isn’t trite. I found something somewhere (can’t remember or I’d link it!) about God not choosing people with all the skills they need for a job but rather empowering people to do the job they are called to. I find that an encouraging thought, and true in my own experience.
It’s an awkward Sunday for the congregation. Their minister (my best friend) is preaching as sole nominee for another congregation and so I want to bring them a hopeful message. God will be with them as they search for a new minister.
Now if I could only expand all that to 1,500 words!!!