Lament, repent, hope, respond
Readings: Joel 1:1-7; 11-20 and Joel 2:1-3; 18; 23-32
Today we reflect on readings from the Book of Joel.
Little is know about the prophet Joel, and it is not clear just when he lived. But it seems likely that the book comes from the fifth or fourth century B.C. during the time of the Persian Empire. Joel describes a terrible invasion of locusts and a devastating drought in Palestine. In these events he sees a sign of the coming Day of the Lord, a time when the Lord will punish those who oppose his righteous will. The prophet conveys the Lord’s call to the people to repent, and his promise of restoration and blessing for his people. Noteworthy is the promise that God will send his spirit upon all people, men and women, young and old alike.
Watch the recording of the sermon here: https://youtu.be/n-1zl4IfmDQ
Come, Holy Spirit, create in us holiness,
lift up our lives to thy standard of right;
stir every will to new ventures of faithfulness,
flood the whole church with thy glorious light
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