His Name is Love

Keep those You have given Me true to Your Name, so that they may be one like us

John 17:11
Acts 1:15-17,20-26; Psalm 103:1-2,11-12,19-20; I John 4:11-16; John 17:11-19

Sermon Week/Year

Seventh Sunday of Easter, B

As the story goes, a rich widow who lived in Washington, D.C. died. In her Last Will and Testament, she left all of her estate to God. Her strange bequest gave rise to legal entanglements. In order to settle the estate, the lawyers in the case made sure that all the proper procedures were followed to the letter. And so they prepared a lawsuit which named God as one of the parties. A summons was issued requiring God to file a legal response. The summons was delivered to the sheriff, whose responsibility it was to serve such papers. When the sheriff’s final report reached the court, it read, “After a due and diligent search, it has been determined that God cannot be found in Washington, D.C.”

“God is love,” Scripture tells us. And sometimes we struggle to reach through to God as if He were far away — as if He were strange and hard to find. Sometimes we are so intent on our search…

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