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A New Thing

Here in the Garden we're experiencing the full swing of our Winter crops coming in! From the carrots sending down their roots deep into the soil chasing nutrients, to the butternut squash taking on it's characteristic peanut shape, we see abundance on the horizon. From our garden beds to our compost heap, we often seen new creation happening right before our eyes.

This Sunday's readings bring us in close contact with the idea of God creating a new thing. When humanity is at its lowest point, prophets remind us of God's creative powers and re-cast the vision that God has for our world, one in which God "will rejoice in Jerusalem, and delight in my people; no more shall the sound of weeping be heard in it, or the cry of distress." (Isaiah 65:19) and even natural enemies will adopt a new way of relating to one another "The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox... They shall not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain." (Isaiah 65:25)

When this world shows it's shortcomings we are reminded of the promises we have in God. This Sunday we will celebrate the future God has for us and remember our role as God's created creators.

Peace and Blessings,

Rev. Amanda

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