“All Call”

“All Call”

Date: April 14, 2024

by Marcia Mount Shoop
1 Kings 19:11-16, 19-21; Matthew 6:25-34

“It seems more faithful to be honest that God’s call isn’t about power and influence at all–that seems more true to form for the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer of the universe–who would not have such a limited vision as to think that palace intrigue and military might will be humanity’s path to mutual liberation.

Jesus’ instruction to any who would listen in his Great Sermon is that call is about trusting a God we are only beginning to get to know.

God tell us the truth not in military might, but in the provisions of the lilies of the field and the barn swallows who can build their nests in the most unlikely crooks and crevices of things–the provisions of call are etched within our created nature, in the flame of divine love that is in each of us. Jesus is drawing from the wisdom traditions of his Jewish heritage. We are made for each other and for right relationship.”

Watch the full GCPC service on 4/14/24 here
(Scripture and sermon begin at 42:50)