Daily Lectionary Readings for Year A
Stubbornness. No matter what anyone says, I will do it my own way. God understands that we have these stubborn hearts sometimes. God seems to know that it will cause us undue suffering and unneeded strife. And yet, God still loves us through the problems of our own making. Is there a way you can think about your stubborn mind and the consequences of pushing back against God who wants to care for you?
What a story in Genesis today! After Sarah dies, Abraham wants his servant to find a wife for his son Isaac. The servant prays that God would send a sign, and God sent Rebekah. Not exactly the way that people generally meet and fall in love today. But, perhaps we can appreciate a covenant made, and a willingness to seek and trust, and a connection that will come to dominate the furthering story of God's people. When have you set out on a journey with complete trust that God would show you a sign? When has it seemed as though God put people in your path who have changed your life forever?
A short letter that focuses on love. What is love? Love is walking in the commandments of Christ. What a helpful reminder, to focus on love these days. And, to send someone a letter. We need to find new ways to stay connected to one another, maybe for quite a while longer. Letters, emails, phone calls, and video chats can be the outward and physical signs of our inward and spiritual connections. God bless you as you strive to walk in love.