Oct 1, 2013

Benediction: Luke 19: 1-10

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.

Closing Benediction
(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
                      or learn
                           or play.
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/