Children, Genesis 1
Message, Luke 8.22-26
Jesus, who may just want to get back to sleep asap
storms of our lives
Detail in the text
there was … a calm”
of Genesis 1
there was … light”
there was … evening; and there was … morning”
Jesus with Creation, as the Creator
Jesus’ word as Word of God that commands, calls …
thinking for our words
kids clean their room
you kids who are in a hurry to become adults…)
and Democrats work together
selves: it will never happen again
heaven, and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it
bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11 so shall my word be that goes
out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish
that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
ways that our own powers cannot.
Master, we are perishing!” (8.24, Ha!)
the disciples, this was an emergency.
Jesus, it was a good time for a nap.
it was the 7th day that was blessed: rest the pinnacle
is a fruit of trust … cannot rest when worried, sleep – anxious
terrors to spilt milk, teaching children re emergency
teaching: “where is your faith?” Rest a
fruit of TRUST.
Creator enters his Creation
speaks, “and there was …”
Creation work yet to do – Re-Creation, ReNewal of all things
has touched what is created “good”
bondage to decay (the Law of Entropy) and will obtain the freedom of the glory
of the children of God. We know that the
whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the
creation, but we ourselves … groan inwardly.
For you shall go out in joy,
and be led
back in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
and all the
trees of the field
Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress;
the brier shall come up the myrtle;
and it shall be to the LORD for a memorial,
everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
enters the Creation and becomes “subject to decay”
For all of
who reject his Word and break our
who worry rather than trust, and
protect ourselves by breaking faith with one another
who have become disconnected from
and ignorant of the fingerprints of God in the Creation, and break the covenant
of Creation, the call to care for all God has made
himself to be broken so that we can be made whole.
Fitzmyer, Joseph A. The Gospel According to Luke I-IX,
Anchor Bible 28, Yale, 1970.