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December 8, 2017
How have you experienced God’s call in your life? This Sunday, we’ll reflect on the call God places on Mary’s life. For her, there was no ambiguity as to what God was calling her to do – bear God’s son into the world. Is that all? We can only imagine her stunned expression, her apprehension, and then the quiet “yes” to God’s invitation. We marvel at her courage. Perhaps we wonder, “How would I have responded?”
Her call is really not very different from God’s claim on our lives. We may not bear the Son of God into the world as Mary did, but whatever call we discern, it will somehow involve our bringing the presence of God into the places where we find ourselves; through our faith, our love, our gifts, as we become the hands and feet of Jesus. Are we able to place our trust in God and respond as Mary did?
I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday. We will receive new members this Sunday. If you have questions about membership or would like to become a member at Buckhall UMC, the invitation is always extended. Please let me know.
Yours in Christ,