GOD’S CREATION FOCUSED every aspect of worship at my church, Trinity Lutheran in Faribault, this weekend.
The theme seemed ideally suited for a February weekend when a blizzard was forecast for portions of the state.
Come this time of year, Minnesotans are beginning to long for green grass, sunshine and warmth.
Singing about, hearing about and viewing depictions of God’s creation lifted my spirits. The words of my favorite hymn, Beautiful Savior; a scripture reading from Genesis; and a display of artwork brought in by worshipers highlighted Creation.
After worship—after the singing and preaching and listening—congregants perused art displayed within the sanctuary. Creation worked into fabric and photos, yarn and paintings, wood and paper, and more. So much talent crafted by the hands God created.
And then there was the-feet-in-the-hammock photo that flashed onto the big screen during the pastor’s sermon. He used the image to illustrate that “God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.”
Slight laughter rippled across the pews of the Lutheran church. Yet, the point was made. God rested. And so should we. But do we?
© Copyright 2016 Audrey Kletscher Helbling