Some good food for thought for this Sunday's sermon....lots to wonder about, lots to consider, ... especially the sense of where we "abide" rather than merely where we "live".
Here's a bit of my sermon (in process)....
"You see, for Jesus, it is not where he is
staying the night, it is rather where he abides. For Jesus, it is not where we may be laying
our heads, but where we lay our hearts.
For Jesus, it is not whether we live on the 9th green or
behind bars on our windows in the ‘hood or whether our town is full of “stills
and hills” or organic food stores. For
Jesus, it is where we abide that matters.
For Jesus, it is where he abides that matters. And where does Jesus abide? He abides in us. "
...and here's a word-cloud - courtesy of wordle.net - of the draft