“As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for you the living God.” ~Psalm 42: 1
Times of mourning or grieving will be something we will all experience at some point in our lives. We will find ourselves yearning for comfort, longing to be drawn into the shelter of a living God who intimately knows what it is to suffer. This darkness invites us to a new depth of trust and reliance upon God. Jesus teaches, “Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.” A season of grief is a liminal time. As Jesus promises, this time of transition will be a threshold that will usher us into something new and there will be comfort as we move through this time. In this worship series on the Beatitudes, we continue to experience the compassion of God in our mourning and in our finding comfort. We will offer anointing as a reminder of healing, as a blessing for all who mourn. If you are worshiping from home, please find oil or lotion to join us as we pray in this ancient way of reassurance.
Led by: Rev. Julie Kline