“Deep Sigh” – Rev. Allan Brooks – Romans 8:22-27

Paul writes in his letter to the Romans about an eager expectation expressed by all of creation, even ourselves, for redemption from the bondage and cycle of decay; a return to the glory and presence of God. Paul identifies this expectation as being expressed in groaning. We all eagerly move toward reunion with God, and sometimes this movement brings dramatic change as we try to become aligned with the will of God. This is not a movement that we can initiate under our own power, but that is directed by the Holy Spirit, who as Paul writes; “intercedes for us through wordless groans.” Sometimes, the most that we express in the midst of this movement back towards God is a deep sigh.

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the Pennsylvania Health Department has made the wearing of masks mandatory in public spaces, so masks will be required at all worship services.
There is no evening worship this Saturday, July 4.
The church office is closed Monday, July 6, for the holiday.