Sermon – 3/23/20 – April Karli

March 25th, 2020 | Josh Williams

On Sunday we had a digital liturgy via Zoom. April shared thoughts from Psalm 23 about God’s presence and blessing with us even in the darkest valleys.
Scripture and quotes:

Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;
    he restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths
    for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
    I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff—
    they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
    my whole life long.

“Hope expressed without knowledge of and participation in grief is likely to be false hope that does not reach despair…it is precisely those who know death most painfully who can speak hope most vigorously.” -Walter Breggemann

“but all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.’” – Julian of Norwich