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God and the Granny Pod 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16

God and the Granny Pod

God does not need to be saved; we do.

AT A GLANCE:

It seems natural that a movement to provide better home care for aging parents would be inspired by a preacher. This pastor came up with an idea that evolved into the concept of a “granny pod” — a small home, sometimes called a MEDCottage, equipped with the latest in medical technology. This links to David’s desire to build a house for God, but God will not be sheltered or indebted to David. God puts the kibosh on David’s house plans.

 

EDITOR’S PICK:

For material based on today’s gospel text, see “The Knockoff Jesus,” December 21, 2008.

 

Juanita Ramirez [not her real name] lives in the Portland, Oregon, area. She has a 2-year-old daughter. And now she’s shopping for place to live — a place with some space, some land. Because she has a problem. Her mother.

The mother is not a bothersome problem, but she’s a concern. Ramirez now thinks it is time for mom to be closer to them. She...

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