Sunday, February 28, 10:15 a.m.
If you remove the yoke from among you, the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil, if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday. The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.
from Isaiah 58:6-12
Isaiah. Oh, Isaiah. Poet and prophet. Prophet and poet. This passage, from the book of Isaiah, is one of the most beautiful and powerful in scripture. In it, the writer uses the metaphor of a garden, the same metaphor that’s been guiding our journey through Lent. So, in this case, who or what is the garden? Who or what is the gardener? And what’s growing? Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt preaches the back-and-forth of our actions and God’s response, the garden that is us, the garden that is the world, and the ways all of them need tending.