Jabbok Dawn

Tumbling in the Sand

Vine-y God

The texts for Sunday, May 6, 2012: Acts 8:26–40; Psalm 22:25–31; 1 John 4:7–21; and John 15:1–8

…Vines are notorious for getting into places they don’t belong
and become problems in gardens and yards and everywhere else
I mean—if you’ve ever visited the southern United States
you see what happens when a vine gets away
Kudzu covers everything.
It has no boundaries
no limits
if you leave a car sit too long
you might not be able to find it under the mass of
green tendrils when you come back.

Vines certainly are great images of unbounded
abundant
life.

And, if that is an image of what God is
what Jesus is
We’d better watch out as God’s grace
overwhelms our barriers
and moves out into the world…

and we’d better beware
that our own boundaries
don’t cut us off from what God is up to …

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