God of Miracles (Call and Response)



Acrylic on canvas, Dorothy Inman
I wrote this call and response for our Lent Series at church.  This was read on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Revolution Church of Kentucky.  

As I reflected on the miracles of Christ, I could not help but realize the miracles that God has performed in my life in spite of everything terrible that has happened to me and my family this year.  In the midst of these trials, God has called me to be a miracle to those around me and look to the hope of the miracle of resurrection when I will be reunited with my Ezraela again.

"'Death has been swallowed up in victory.'

'Where, O death, is your victory?
 Where, O death, is your sting?'

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
But thanks to be to God!  He gives us the victory through our Lord, Jesus Christ." 

2 Corinthians 15:54b-57

 

(Reader)
Lord Almighty, maker of Heaven and Earth
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
(All) We glorify you and your Holy Name


(Reader) Like the people of old we ask for miracles, signs and wonders
(All) Open our eyes so that we might see your work in front of us

(Reader) A baby’s first breath, first word, first steps
And each day after as they live in your care
The sun rising and setting
The moon in its full glory
The way the oceans swell and lap across a sandy beach
The cool breeze
Sunlight as it dances on the wall
A gentle hug from a friend
Our great sin that you laid on the back of your son,
Paying atonement for us all
(All) We were once blind, but now we see

(Reader) Please help us to remember in our brokenness, in our grief, in our struggles that you provide us miracles every day
(All)  Help us “not to doubt in the darkness, what we’ve seen in the light.” 
(Reader) You said blessed are those who do not see, yet believe. 
(All) Please help our unbelief. 

(Reader) You do not always provide the miracles we ask for. 
“Sometimes (you don’t) give us the miracle we want, but the miracle we need.”
Sometimes we are to be the miracles to those around us

(Reader) We see the poor and hungry
(All)  May we be your hands and feet to feed them
(Reader) We see people blind to the truth of your love and salvation
(All) May we be your light that shines brightly in their lives in spite of the darkness.
(Reader) We see people naked and thirsty
(All) May we clothe them and show them your living water that never runs dry
(Reader) We see people suffering and grieving
(All) May we comfort them as you, the God of all comfort, has comforted us

(Reader) Sometimes we are to be the miracles to those around us
(All) Help us to be the miracles to those around us as we are the hands and feet of Christ.

(Reader) Until You, O God, perform the greatest miracle of raising us from the dead to spend  an eternity with you.
(All)  Maranatha.  Come, Lord Jesus, come.  

(All) All Glory to God the father, the creator of miracles, the creator of life

Guide us and direct us in your ways
Amen
© Copyright Dorothy Inman 2014

Please feel free to use in your worship gatherings. 

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