I’m excited to take the next two months and sit with the Psalms. Each psalm will teach us what it means to be God’s picture.
You heard me correctly: You are God’s picture.
Different. Diverse. Distinct. Unique.
God gives us these psalms as a gift so that we might be God’s generous gift to the world. Author and scholar, N.T. Wright in his book, The Case for the Psalms: Why They Are Essential (2016) hits the nail on its head when he says, “we are called to be living, breathing, praying, singing poems [psalms]” to your neighbors, community, and world.
I’m excited for you to check out July’s OSLC Life email. It’s packed full of ways for you to invite others to join you in being God’s picture where you live, work, and play.
Our Savior Lutheran Church
11012 Canyon Road East
Suite 8, PMB 397
Puyallup, Washington 98373
So, as you invite others to join you in being God’s picture to the world this month, I wonder what picture you will take that will capture ordinary people like you and me being living, breathing psalms that bring life to a broken world. I can’t wait to see your pictures the next time I see you! (I’ll be ready to share mine, too.)
In the meantime, as you’re enjoying your Washington summer, remember that “you are God’s handiwork, masterpiece, work of art… created in Christ Jesus to do the good works that God has prepared for us in advance to do” (Ephesians 2:10).
Meet Pastor Tim
Tim Bayer has served as Our Savior's Lead Pastor since September 2019. He also serves as an Adjunct Instructor at Concordia University - Irvine, a National Leadership Facilitator and Resource, and a Community Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Tim studied sociology, psychology, and theology prior to earning his M.Div at Concordia Seminary - St. Louis. He has also is a candidate for an Ed.D (ABD) in Transformational Leadership. He is married to Beth and they have three young children. Together, they enjoy exploring the outdoors, experiencing culture, and pizza and movie nights.