Rev. Bob Shaw tells the story of rescuing Gladly as a metaphor for God's mercy to us.
Glady is a stuffed bear that came to work at the DisciplesNet studio after something especially scary happened to him! You will need to listen to Rev. Bob Shaw's story to get the details of his rescue.
By the way, Gladly's name comes from the story of the child who heard people in church singing the hymn,"Gladly the Cross I Bear," which is about people following in footsteps of Jesus. But the child thought the adults were singing instead, "Gladly the cross-eyed bear," about a friendly bear somehow connected to Jesus' love.
We hope you'll enjoy this story about Gladly's adventure, and know that God is with you, too, even when scary times come.
This week's worship looks at how"God sends us" into the world, with an especially insightful message included here by Rev. Bob Shaw, "Whiners, Losers, and Other Sinners. Our short worship together, 30 minutes includes prayer, scripture, singing, and listening to the word together with people in times and places all around the world. Continue reading →