Pride Bible Verse Project

The following is a message from Grace Lutheran community member Wil Snodgrass. If you'd like to participate in Wil's project, please email the church office your response at 

Hi Everyone!

I came up with an idea for our Pride OPEN HOUSE event. I'm looking for people to send us the most important bible verse that changed their lives; that made it possible to come out or seek an all Inclusive Congregation, or changed your relationship with God from one based on fear (like going to hell) into a full and healthy relationship with God.  

Pride Parade is perhaps the only parade out there where Christians, be they gay or straight, actually COME OUT of the closet and march in front of the world expressing their love and confidence in our Savior's love. 

What Bible verse gave you that Peace? Please send us your verse so we might be able to create a booklet in time for our Pride Open House. We hope to share our stories and verses with visitors, in hopes that they might be able to experience God as we have.


Wil Snodgrass

My Verse:
Psalm 139 vs 1-18
The Inescapable God
To the leader. Of David. A Psalm.

1 O LORD, you have searched me and known me.
2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
    you discern my thoughts from far away.
3 You search out my path and my lying down,
    and are acquainted with all my ways.
4 Even before a word is on my tongue,
    O LORD, you know it completely.
5 You hem me in, behind and before,
    and lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
    it is so high that I cannot attain it.
7 Where can I go from your spirit?
    Or where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there;
    if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning
    and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
10 even there your hand shall lead me,
    and your right hand shall hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
    and the light around me become night,”
12 even the darkness is not dark to you;
    the night is as bright as the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.
13 For it was you who formed my inward parts;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
    Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well.
15     My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
    intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes beheld my unformed substance.
In your book were written
    all the days that were formed for me,
    when none of them as yet existed.
17 How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
18 I try to count them—they are more than the sand;
    I come to the end[a]—I am still with you.

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