God's Love is Without Measure
“She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family (1 Kings 17:15).”
I confess, I am obsessed with measuring things. I can tell you how many calories are in an apple (95), a banana (105), or your average slice of pizza (about 330).
I count every mile that I run each week (my goal is 25) and the number of calories I burn during each workout (last evening I burned 372 calories on the treadmill).
I measure my food portions, count my steps, keep track of my office hours, and even count the number of books I read (104 so far this year).
Apparently, I’m not alone when it comes to my obsession for counting things. There are a plethora of apps that help me on my quest. My Fitness Pal, Map My Run, and Good Reads all serve as a handy little programs that I use to help me to organize my life. The popularity of such applications shows that our society has a love of keeping count and keeping score.
In the story from which this verse was taken, the prophet Elijah encounters an elderly widow who also has an infatuation with counting....
You can find the rest of this sermon on my blog at "Rev. Rebecca Writes."
This sermon was originally delivered on 11 November 2018. It was originally posted to "Rev. Rebecca Writes," as part of the weekly "His Encouragement" series.
Rev. Rebecca Holland, M.Div. O.S.L.
Hello! My name is Rev. Rebecca and I serve as the solo pastor at Christ Community United Methodist Church. I believe that preaching is one of the most important aspects of my job. PWhile I have done my best to commit my sermons to writing here, please know that the art preaching is an oral act. When I prepare sermons, I often include images, video clips, music, props, and ways to engage physically with the message. I love to gather with our church family to worship and sing hymns to God; I absolutely love to share the Word of God with people.