God has place this wonderful creation in our hands. As U2 sings, "It's a beautiful day, don't let it slip away." We have this one life to live on this beautiful planet so enjoy these reflections on God, faith, life, and music. "After the flood all of the colors came out. It's a beautiful day."

Saturday, June 18, 2011

King David & Dr. Seuss

What do King David and Doctor Seuss have in common?  On the surface nothing, but both stories tell us about morality.  They deal with stories of friendship, faith, fear, compassion, remorse, arrogance, jealousy and creativity.  We will look at how the stories of David chosen by God in childhood became a hero and king.  David was eloquent, passionate, courageous, faithful and at the same time manipulative, self-destructive, irresponsible, and disobedient.  He lived a life with God and yet was a very human person who stumbled and forgot the way.  As we see how God was at work in David’s life, we will discover the ways God may be working in our lives.  If you want to experience the entire story of David it begins in 1 Samuel 16 and ends in 1 Kings 2:12, and an alternate version is found in 1 Chronicles 10:13-29:30.  This is a story not for the faint of heart: armies clash, sons try to kill fathers, brothers hurt sisters, brothers fight brothers, adultery, betrayal.  Dr. Seuss takes some of these same concerns and puts it  into a story with fantastical creatures and the power of rhyme.  In these stories of Seuss, there is a message of hope that there are people who are compassionate and courageous.  Joins us this summer on the adventure.

June 19     Faithful                  1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12  Horton Hatches an Egg
June 26     the Shepherd King    1 Samuel 16:1-13    Too Many Daves
July 3        Soothing Music         1 Samuel 16:14-23  My Many Color Days
July 10      David and Goliath     1 Samuel 17             The Big Brag
July 17      Friends                     1 Samuel 20             Green Eggs and Ham
July 24      Fear                         1 Samuel 22:10-15   What was I scared of
July 31      David & Abigail        1 Samuel 25:2-43     Horton Hears a Who
August 7   Dancing & Jealousy   2 Samuel 6:1-23       Gertrude McFuzz
August 14 David’s Prayer          2 Samuel 7:18-29     O the Thinks You Can Think
August 21 I’m  Sorry                 2 Samuel 12:1-15     Bartholomew the Oobleck
August 28 Thanks                      2 Samuel 22:1-51     Beyond Zebra

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