There's faith in things and systems and in the dynamics of racing even. There's also faith in God. Is faith in things non God related linked to faith in God somehow. I think so. The centurion in the gospel of Matthew shows us that faith on a smaller scale can lead us to know faith on a human-divine scale. Ponder with me how getting through a tough race in swimming might also be connected with having faith in eternal life with Christ. (lectionary readings:1 Kings 8: (1, 6, 10–11), 22–30, 41–43; Ephesians 6:10–20; John 6:56–69)
Summer time for me means I get to spend some precious time with childrens' ministries that I don't normally get to do during the fall and winter. We've recently finished up a Vacation Bible School thanks to the leadership of Ms. Gail, and I've also had the good fortune of being Camp Tanner's camp chaplain. Christ tells us we must enter the Kingdom as a child. Christ also tells has a message of Eternal Life that will be given to those who consume himself! Enter the world of Camp to ponder this notion with me. (John 6:51-58) (picture taken from http://www.camptanner.ca/)
Triathletes regularly transition from one sport to a radically different one. Transitions are that thing in between one thing ending and another whole new things beginning. Triathletes are quite mindful about doing them properly to put a good ending on one sport and get a good start to a new sport. What can this teach us about life and our lives of faith? Sermon is a reflection on (2 Samuel 11:26 - 12:13a) and (John 6:24-35). Special thanks to Garth Jansen of http://www.bptriathlon.ca/ for permission on the photograph.
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