The Gift of Emptiness
“Whoever tries to preserve their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life will preserve it.” Luke 17:33
Our journey through the Dark Wood invites us to the gift of emptiness. Many of us feel empty inside and fear there is nothing there of worth. But what if we let go of our obsession with worthiness and released into the idea that if we want to be filled—to find God—getting empty is the best way. God will find us! In our journey this Lent toward the Cross, we know even Jesus felt empty despair… and it was at this moment that God’s possibility of life beyond that pain was revealed.
Special Lenten Sermon Series
Have you failed recently? Do you feel lost, or like the road ahead is unclear? Are you ever tempted? Do you find any part of your life exhausting? Do you feel out of place among your peers, or society at large? Based on themes explored in Eric Elne’s book, Gifts of the Dark Wood, our Lenten sermon series this year explores the proposition that our best help on life’s journey often comes from the most unlikely and misunderstood of places: a place known famously, or infamously, as the Dark Wood.
Join us for Sunday worship at 10:00 am!
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