This is the last in a five part series, “Unexpected Treasures in the Desert.” It is a sermon series for the congregations I am serving, known collectively as Prairie Faith Partners. This series is provided to help you navigate the COVID-19 epidemic “wilderness” we are experiencing together.
For each sermon I am writing my own reflections on the texts, which I like to do in free verse (below). To read the sermons, you can go to my “Lectionary Sermon of the Week” page, even though these aren’t on the lectionary texts. I’m afraid this page will change every week, so you might want to view the messages on the PFP YouTube page. (The message begins at time stamp 6:55.) I would appreciate your comments in this space. Thank you for visiting!
O God, I have such faith-less eyesight unable to make out any shape of hope in this desolate place, assuming that the lack and the obstacles that throb and crowd my thoughts are all the future holds. I want to be like Joshua, his faith-full eyes taking note of the giant, fearsome natives in our promised home, yet captivated more by his inner sight, insistent that you, Holy One, are enough.