Human beings are made in the image of God, but we bear that image in a limited way. Yet we continue to seek beyond the limits of our power, our knowledge, and our confinement to one place at any given point in time.
As he considers the situation of himself and his contemporaries in the age in which he lives, Habakkuk gives voice to these concerns as he cries out to God. Time and again in different eras and circumstances we too will find ourselves expressing this great three-part question.
The Trees Of The LORD (Psalm 104) and Oh, The Splendour Of His Greatness are our songs of preparation, with Come Now, Almighty King beginning worship.
The prayer of adoration and confession will praise God for His perfection, express the understanding of our limitation and confess our constant attempts to take his place. Nothing But The Blood will be our song of testimony, and on Pentecost Sunday our affirmation will be Heidelberg Q&A 53 about The Holy Spirit, along with Now To The King Of Heaven.
In God’s Word, Jeremiah 24:1-10 unfolds the vision of the baskets of figs which was shown to Elijah; after which we’ll sing Spirit Of God, Unseen As The Wind.
Habakkuk 1:2-4 contains the first complaint of Habakkuk and we’ll continue to think about what the question is that he asks and what it tells us about his (and our) relationship with God.
After we’re led in prayers of thanksgiving and for others (remembering the initial service of the new Presbyterian Church in Alice Springs) we’ll give our tithes and offerings, then conclude worship singing Meekness And Majesty.

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