Apr 1, 2018

Words of Assurance: John 20

Here are Words of Assurance following a time of confession. They were written by Scott Cervas based on John 20:19-31 and posted on LiturgyLink.

Scott suggests that “The words of Jesus in italics, which are the words spoken to Thomas, could be spoken by another person besides the worship leader, perhaps someone sitting within the congregation with a microphone.”

Words of Assurance
(inspired by John 20:19-31)

This is Good News:
God does not mock us when we fail to trust,
but invites us into a deeper, more intimate relationship.
Put your finger here. Look at my hands. Put your hand in my side. Trust me!
God does not shame us when our faith waivers,
but challenges us to be strengthened by God’s promises.
Happy are those who don’t see…and yet trust!
God’s purpose is not to tear us down…but to build us up…
forgiven…refreshed…and renewed!
So let’s sing…and let’s give thanks to God! 

~ written by Scott Cervas, and posted on LiturgyLink. https://www.liturgylink.net/2015/04/09/call-to-confession-declaration-of-grace/