August 16, 10:15 a.m.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you will not be burned,
and the flame will not consume you.
from Isaiah 43:1-7
Sometimes, you go all the way down. In Alcoholics Anonymous, they refer to it as “hitting rock bottom.” In our reading from Isaiah this week, it’s called “passing through the waters.” Your life has become so hard, so messed up, so unmanageable that you can’t go on. You’re sinking and you’re sure you’re going to drown. This is not a place anyone wants to be. But it’s also the place where, sometimes, we finally hear God’s voice. Join us for a special worship service led by members of the congregation, with Daniel Sweeney, Judi Baxter, and Max Michalec telling their stories of the God who called to them as they passed through the waters.