What You Won't Find in the Bible--Week 2


I'm just now “finding” songs in our almost 30 year old United Methodist Hymnal.  I’d seen this one before, on page 120, but I had not really absorbed the words until this week:

   Your love, O God, is broad like beach and meadow,
   Wide as the wind, and our eternal home.
   You leave us free to seek you or reject you,
   You give us room to answer “yes” or “no.”

It describes in four short lines the doctrine of human freedom.  It helps explain why we don’t find this saying in the Bible: “Everything Happens for a Reason."  You can bet we’ll be singing it this Sunday as we consider what IS in the Bible on this topic.   We’ll be worshiping at 9:30 am and 11:00 am and I hope to see you then.

Pastor Mary Beth

Note: If you want to study the scriptures we’ll be using in worship (Deuteronomy 30:15-20 and Matthew 22:34-40) , come at 9:30 to Room 109 for a three-week series.

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