5/5/19: Easter 3
Scripture: John 21:1-19
Central Idea: Events good and bad happen. They just happen. Resurrected living translates into a forward-looking faith – superseding our search for meaning at every turn.
Prayer: In the words of the Psalmist today, O God of resurrection, you turn mourning into dancing. You take off our sackcloth and clothe us with joy.
And in so doing, the lion of another winter finds a warming and welcoming lair in the fierce lamb of resurrection and spring.
And so, as we enjoy … let us, this day, be enjoined by you. And so, as you stand beside us … let us, this day, stand beside you: wherever you may appear.