What It’s All About

He who is mightier than I is coming

Luke 3:16
Luke 3:10-18

Sermon Week/Year

Third Sunday of Advent,

Sermon Topic


Imagine that there is a grasshopper sitting on a milkweed plant near the railroad tracks. A long freight train pulled by three powerful engines rumbles by, creating a huge ruckus. The earth shakes and the milkweed plant begins to bob and weave and the grasshopper looks around. Does he know what is happening? He doesn’t — and that is sort of the way I feel about God. there obviously is something earthshaking happening but it is beyond my understanding.1

So wrote Howard Weaver, Editor-in-Chief of the Anchorage Daily News. In a very real sense, that is sort of the way most of us feel about God. So much is happening, as God’s Creative Plan continues to unfold in our human history, that is beyond our understanding. But, notice, even though the grasshopper didn’t know what was happening, it was experiencing the happening. It could feel its little world throbbing, and it could feel itself bouncing and bobbing and weaving as a result. So it…

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