Proverbs 8:1-36, Psalm 145:1-16, John 1:1-17
Suggested Scripture Readings from We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren.
IF YOU LISTEN CAREFULLY TO THE BACKGROUND NOISE IN MY INTRODUCTION, YOU WILL HEAR CARS PASSING IN THE RAIN. YES, RAIN!!!!
The hymn reference to Word of God, Come Down to Earth comes from our hymnal, Evangelical Lutheran Worship, affectionately known as the ELW. The prayer quoted at the end of the sermon also is sourced here from Night Prayers. Our hymnal is published by Augsburg Fortress in Minneapolis, copyrighted in 2006.
As referenced in my introduction, the idea of life and the universe holding patterns and thus meaning even if it hidden, is described more fully by Brian McLaren in the chapter assigned for this week. Although hardly the first to draw such conclusions, he gives an elegant, succinct argument.