Scripture Readings for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost - Romans 8:12-25, Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Living In A Time Of Waiting
-As we wait for God to act it often seems like no matter how hard we try….how much we pray… things seem to keep getting worse.
-Isaiah compares this way of living to the way a farmer lives—totally dependent on God for the means of life…but never sure how or when God will intervene.
-Our lives of faith are lived with the same trust as the farmer who plants his seeds in the spring with only the promise that though those seeds will die they will grow again to harvest!
-Paul is not advocating a blind hope because our hope is in a God Who time and again has exercised His dominion in a creation otherwise filled with futility.
-For Christians hope is the same as security. We know that whatever happens, we are upheld by our ultimate security—God’s love for us!