July 1 – July 29
Throughout the month of July, we encounter stories in the gospel readings that focus on the healing power of Jesus. As our worship team examined these passages, we began to see a trend that was a movement of the Spirit, binding these narratives together. Jesus’ power of healing began with the work that he was doing himself, but Jesus always extending the power to others to do the caring work.
This time in July may be to commit or recommit to the work of healing in the community. And quite possibly it is a time to renew efforts to “see all the people” who are broken or marginalized, both inside and outside of the church walls. As clergy and lay leadership in churches work together to bring people to Jesus, may the church be known as the place where people can find healing and nourishment for their journey.