Sunday, August 21, 2016

A Motley Crew...

We gather here, a motley crew
Of hurt and faith and hope
Of people learning how to love
The way that Jesus showed

We worship while our woe and want
Pray, take a lesser place
All diff’rent , yet with common bond
Of sinners saved by grace

Together we with grateful heart
Unite to sing love’s praise
To He who loves this motley art
Of faulty human ways

The eyes of He who sees within
Should turn away, but He
Beholds the blood that covers sin
And thereby sets us free

We gather here, a motley crew
Of need and humble joy
To celebrate hope anchored in
He which none can destroy

© Janet Martin

Let's face it...
no matter how spit-and-polished-to-a-shine we try to be on Sunday mornings,
 we're still a pretty motley crew!
That's what's so nice about God's family...
we get each other,
not because we're perfect
but because we're not!
We are all sinners trusting
the promises of God. 

Today's Worship service Scripture reading was John 16:5-33
What a lot of comforting promises we find in this passage
just before Jesus was led to His death...
a death that led to His resurrection and triumph over sin's curse; death!

His promise in verse 33:
 I have said these things to you, that
in me you may have peace.
In the world you will have tribulation. 
But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

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