When we think about God and our relationship to him, it can be easy for us to think of ourselves not worthy of his time when there are so many of us and all of creation that God is watching over. Or we may think we are not worthy because we are sinful beings and God is our creator and without sin. And yet, like in our healing stories today, we find that God not only does not mind taking the time, but that God wants to take the time, because he values us as his children. It does not matter what we have done or not done, what matters is that we have been chosen to participate in God’s kingdom, and the best is yet to come.

Taking the Time