May God’s grace be upon you in your Lenten journey. A robust celebration even if we were few in number today. Thankfully, our number was not impacted by any of the acute things roaming around, most notably the flu (nor COVID-19 because it isn’t present in our community – yet). We never let a light turnout quell our enthusiasm and today was no different. We pray that the coming weeks of your Lenten journey go smoothly and are rewarding.
In worship today we heard the stories of our faith and about how we need to be open to God’s grace even when it doesn’t look exactly like what we expect it to look like. In Genesis, God chose Abram to be the father of many nations and through whom the world would be able to find redemption – the redemption that would come by Abram’s faithful trust in God. In our Gospel, John told Niccodemus that unless he was born of water and the spirit he would never be able to see God in God’s totality; the same old way of believing wouldn’t be rewarding. In Romans, Paul reminds us that God’s faith was promised years ago, has continued to be shown through the history to his time, and that God’s promise of grace will continue until all are made whole again. Our journey in Lent is a time to remember how our faith grows from our past into our future.
I invite your comments,
Readings: Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17