Learning Dependence on God
God often will teach us old lessons when presenting us with a new challenge. Abraham will face a fresh challenge that will not seem so new to us (see Genesis 12:10-20). As Abraham again cowers and pretends Sarah is his sister, I will ask: what is God trying to teach Abraham in this new situation that is much like one he faced before? Once we realize that God is trying to teach Abraham genuine dependence, we are in a position to reflect on how God might be teaching us the same through this pandemic. We will also ask how we can know if we have learned genuine dependence from the suffering of the last two years. Join us this Sunday to reflect on and respond to what God has done to shape our faith through our present suffering.