Here’s a closing benediction inspired by the story of Jesus’ encounter with Zacchaeus in Luke 19: 1-10. It comes from the Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren website.
(inspired by Luke 19: 1-10)
God is the rock to which you cling,
your hiding place.
This doesn’t mean that now you should go
where no one can find you.
Instead, this week, I invite you:
come down out of your own sycamore tree.
Jesus is coming to your home,
to where you work
Don’t be afraid. It’ll be all right.
Today salvation has come to this house,
because you too are a son or daughter
of Abraham and Sarah.
~ posted on the Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren website. http://rockhay.tripod.com/worship/orders/2010/