We are followers of Jesus on a transformational journey,
participating with the Spirit of God
to fill the world with God’s love, justice and beauty.
September 22, 2022
Dear Church Family,
We use the word “bless” frequently in our culture. Of course, the most common use is when we say “bless you, or God bless you” when someone sneezes. It is believed that the practice originated in Rome during the bubonic plague when people believed that a tiny prayer in the form of saying, "God bless you" after a sneeze would protect someone from death.
These days, the words “bless” or “blessed” are used casually to mean things are going well, something is good or cool. It can be used to note agreement, or even just to end a conversation. The urban dictionary even has a few current uses of the word that I definitely can’t mention in a pastoral letter.
So, what do we mean when we say we are “blessed?”
This week we are continuing with our 14-week series on Ephesians called Wonderment. After Paul greets the Ephesians, he launches a super long sentence (over 200 words in Greek) listing a slew of blessings we have in Christ. These are some serious blessings! We’ll talk more about them on Sunday.
I hope you will join us.