Jabbok Dawn

Tumbling in the Sand

The Body Broken

The texts for Sunday, September 4, 2011 are: Ezekiel 33:7–11; Psalm 119:33–40; Romans 13:8–14; and Matthew 18:15–20.

Forgiveness (Psalm 32) 1 and 2 by Preston Cottrell

… No, we only encounter that God, that God embodied in Jesus

when we live, serve, struggle in community.

We only encounter that God embodied in Jesus

when we look into the eyes of the person whom has hurt us

and asked for repentance from them and

forgiveness for our own short comings.

We only encounter that God embodied in Jesus

when we come to the table with those who are as broken as us

— like Jesus did with a tax collector named Matthew —

and  — like a Gentile Syrophoenician woman —

we receive what we could never earn

grace upon grace

crumbs from the table …

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