August 13, 2017
Pentecost 10A
1 Kings 19:9-18

 

 

      1. Will I Know My Name - Greg Ronning

 

 

I never stopped loving you
Long enough to make a change
I never stopped thinking of you
Along the narrow way
They can try and nail me down
But after being with you
I know you’ll always be around

 

When you were just a dream
I was a child
Now you’re a vision
My thoughts are running wild
Am I standing on Holy Ground
I feel the earth shake
But it never makes a sound

 

Waiting for a still small voice
Softer than a gentle breeze
Time runs like the wind
Magnifying everything it sees
Standing in a Hurricane
When the time is right
Will I know my name?

 

 

I often find myself waiting on a word from the Lord. In my prayers I ask for wisdom and guidance as I seek after the kingdom hoping to discover where my gifts and talents and my passion might make a difference. I wait hoping for a word that will bringing meaning and purpose into my life. I wait, and I wait, and I wait …

In this week’s Old Testament lesson Elijah finds himself hiding in a cave waiting for a word from the Lord. God’s word does not come in a mighty wind, a great earthquake, nor a raging fire but rather unexpectedly in a still small voice.

 

I wonder if we miss God’s still small voice because we would prefer something more dramatic like a mighty wind? I wonder if we miss God’s still small voice because we wanted to experience something more significant like the shaking of the earth? I wonder if we miss God’s still small voice because we were expecting something more spectacular like a raging fire?

This week we are reminded that God does have a word for each of us, a word that comes in a way that is unexpected, a word that can be gentle and soft in a world that is noisy and harsh, a word that is discovered when we slow down and let go of expectations, a word deep within us that is confirmed in a simple way outside of us, a word that comes to us in that still small voice.

 

 

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