Given By Rev. Madison Shockley June 23, 2019

Our theme concerns spiritual food. Elijah had been driven from the city in fear of his life. He was ready to give up but an angel brought him two cakes and a cup of water. It renewed his energy and enabled him to continue his journey. Throughout time, monarchies had to deal with prophets. Prophets spoke truth to power and tried to kept rulers on the correct path. Elijah’s story demonstrates that even after victories, life does not always go well. No matter how many victories, there is always more to do in the name of justice. It can be exhausting. God hears our prayer. Our church does a lot of work. When we find ourselves with “justice fatigue” or A.O.D.S. (Activist Overload Depression Syndrome), we receive renewed energy from each other. Our fellow members are our spiritual bread and water. We are reminded of who we are and what is our mission. Whoever does not love, does not know God. God is love!