We have learned recently so many new things about the universe. Exploring briefly these new findings as the “foundations of the earth” could provide a good sermon intro.
Or, another approach would be to talk about resumes/updating resumes. God in these verses seems to be providing what God feels like is an off the chart resume. Who is like me?, God asks. Better hire God fast.
Let’s be honest. There are many reasons we and others may think our way is hidden from the Lord and our right disregarded by God. Share some personal stories of people in the news or in the congregation that illustrate our complex relationship with God. For example, a father witnessed a crocodile eating his daughter.
Here is a transforming word for those just hanging on in your church or in society. End your sermon with the confident assertion of what God is doing in the lives of those gathered and of those struggling in the world.
A last paragraph for the sermon: Yes, for those who wait – power – strength – the ability to run and not be weary, to walk and not faint. For those waiting, may the wait be over soon.
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