Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Uneven Ground

In Sunday's sermon, Alan quoted Rachel Held Evans:
If paying attention to the prophets aligns our dreams with the dreams of God and drives us to prophetic action, then the cries of Isaiah today are a reminder that sometimes this means getting in the demolition business. Sometimes this means flattening the mountains of privilege and power, clearing away the obstructions of legalism, and leveling the uneven ground of racial, economic, and religious inequity.  After all, the sages have long told us that there is a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to mend and a time to rend, a time to build and a time to tear down.  
What is God calling you to tear down today in preparation for the coming of Christ?  Is there inequality in your church, in your community?  Are their barriers in your family that need to come down?  What about in your heart, and in your spirit - are there ideas or grudges that need to be uprooted and tossed away?

What needs to be destroyed so that God can enter in?  What places need to be made made level?

Rachel's blog post

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