June 16th (Trinity Sunday): “Beginning of His Work”; Father’s Day

Main Text:  Proverbs 8:1-4,
22-31 (Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15)

On this Father’s Day, this
reading from Proverbs is about the Father’s works in creation. God’s wisdom and
will were imbued into the creation from the very beginning. In these passages’
wisdom is speaking for herself as following God’s direction and delighting in
God’s creation as it was meant to be from the beginning. Many times, we find
ourselves focusing on the end of things rather than the beginning. We forget
that God’s labor of love began long before our labors, and God is still working
today. This reading from Romans reminds us that it is foolish simply to suffer.
Suffering that produces is God’s continued work. Jesus reminds the disciples of
God’s continued work through the Spirit to guide us into all truth. Wisdom
reveals that God was more concerned about how things related and worked
together than the actual substance itself. At the beginning of His work, before
anything else was created, God created wisdom. Wisdom now calls out from the
creation to remind us how it was meant to be and will be again through Jesus
Christ. When God created the heavens and the earth, do you believe that there
was enough for everyone? What then does wisdom call us to do when our concern
is more about having enough than using what we have so that there is enough for
all? What is wisdom calling us to pay attention to and participate in that God
intended from the beginning of his work? May we listen to God’s wisdom crying
out in our lives and world and then live God’s love as the Spirit gives us
ability.

WRITTEN BY: Abiding Presence

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