Rev. Jenny Smith Walz’s quote lends a fresh perspective to the interpretation of Ephesians 6:10-20 on this Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost. She tells us that we should put on God’s armor to fully claim God’s help for us to move through this world and when we face things that are too big for us to handle on our own. It would be good if we apply this principle to our life.
“We must let go of the false armor we put on to secure safety, security, and power in our world,” Pastor Jenny admonishes us. She tells us that we must pray continually to get God’s armor and win the fight against the power of evil. It’s also true that the more we pray, the more we also come up against our propensity for evil, injustice and oppression, and sin and brokenness within ourselves.
Pastor Jenny reminds us that Jesus had a different way of bringing about change in the world, of bringing about God’s kingdom. “Jesus subverted the laws that kept people oppressed and marginalized, crossed boundaries, and brought people in. His strength came from abiding with God, his father, a life of prayer, vulnerability, authentic self, love, and giving of himself. He had a steadfastness about him,” she explains.
Worship at PUMC just got twice as interesting. Join us as we share the good news of God’s love revealed through Jesus Christ. “We are not alone,” says Pastor Jenny, “not only because we have Christ but also because we have each other.” To watch Rev. Jenny Smith Walz preaching, click here.
Written by Isabella Dougan