Have you ever found yourself on a "rabbit trail" maybe even down the "rabbit's hole" as you were listening to a sermon? Perhaps the preacher shared a verse or offered an anecdote that captured your thoughts. Maybe you didn't even make it past the wonderful words of a sermon hymn.
Don't feel bad. The same thing happens to me while I'm preaching and even while I'm preparing my sermons. There are so many theological wonders to explore and never enough time...at least not in one sitting.
Welcome to Theological leftovers where we "chew" on some of those things that didn't make it into the sermon.
With hymn #713 in the Lutheran Service Book we continue to explore how the hymns of the church can aid our families in times of both trouble and celebration. This particular hymn addresses those times when things do not go the way that we had hoped and planned.
Have you ever been in a moment where you wanted something profound and helpful to say and felt at a loss for the right words? Did you know that there is a hymn for nearly every occasion in the Christian family's life? Let me show you!