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Sunday, July 05, 2015

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Could the world be about to turn? Surely that is our hope and our plea. As we see news headlines of ISIS attacks, killer heatwaves and predictions of devastating global warming, we wonder how much more we can take. As we see headlines about conflicts between police and racial minorities we wonder where God is in all this. As we see headlines describing increasing economic disparity and government impasses we cry out for God to help us.

This hymn confidently hopes that the world is about to turn and that God wants to work great things through us. God will bring about justice and peace. God will wipe away all tears and bring us to new life. And God will use us to share God's love, grace and mercy. God is turning the world through each person who says yes to God and trusts the Holy Spirit to guide them along the way.

Lord, when words fail us, hear the prayers of our hearts. Call to us and guide us as you bring about justice, equality and peace throughout this world. Amen.

Jennifer Beil
St. Timothy Lutheran Church,
Portland, Ore.
Master of Divinity , 2008

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