Preaching is a weird thing; mostly because it is entirely out of my hands. Sometimes, you’ve got something you think is really going to deliver, and it seems to fall flat. Other times, you wonder if the words you’ve prepared will be enough, and that’s what strikes the hearts of the hearer most profoundly. That’s just how the Holy Spirit works, keeping me humble and creating faith in spite of me. Of course, I never know for sure, unless on occasion, one of you tells me so! Even bad feedback is better than none. On Sunday, I didn’t have anything super profound to say; mostly because Saint Paul had said it all already. And yet, as one person told me: “I needed that reminder again and again.” That is really true!
All of this is a reminder that we don’t need something flashy or catchy. We don’t need to be impressive or gimmicky. The Word of God does what it says! It never returns to the Lord empty but accomplishes the purpose for which it was sent (Isaiah 55:11). Thanks for the opportunity to preach the Word to you, week in and week out!
The privilege is mine,
P.S. – Don’t forget to WEAR RED on Sunday as we celebrate the Festival of Pentecost!
To prepare for worship on Sunday
(May 28), you are invited to read: Acts 2:1-12; Romans 8:1-11, 18-28, 31-39