On Sunday we had a powerful service, the Spirit took a hold of us. Our time of singing and celebration was Spirit-filled. We didn't bother to pass the peace, but I jumped into a short version of my sermon (see below). The title was: Wonderfully Made. We are living in stressful and uncertain times. With each new headline, with each divisive and discouraging report, our souls and our bodies can grow weary. These words are literally spoken over us, taking on "flesh", and creating daily realities of hopelessness, depression and trauma. When God speaks, God speaks a word through our bodies, reminding us that we are fearfully made, knit together in our mothers wombs. Our presence in the world tells us a story: We don't have to be trapped in our trauma, or even trapped in the story of race. But our bodies communicate a story of the image of God in the world. A powerful presence that gets to join God in telling the story of a whole gospel. God creates us in all of our differences to the world back to our wonderful Creator.