“God’s Will and My Response" - OR - Row, Row, Row, Your Boat - (March 29, 2020 - Fifth Sunday in Lent)
Row, Row, Row Your Boat is a well-known children's song. But, this song comes to mind when talking about the river of life that we are on. Christians are on a river of life, eternal life. It is marked by being swept away by God's grace in the waters of Baptism. God controls the river, the current, and we can either actively engage ourselves with where it is taking us through life, or we can be passive, and just float down the river. Floating, however, has specific dangers that we don't think about. Actively engaging in the direction of the river, however, is no less hazardous. the difference? God is leading, God is providing as we walk with Him. We can also see all lives, Christian or not, as a river. The flow of life itself is something a person cannot control, only God can. This become clear in today's message where Paul and Lydia meet at a riverside. Their river currents brought them to this location. Were they passive or active in being brought together? Are you actively engaging in where God is directing you? Listen in and think about it.