September 27, 2020, Genesis 45:1-8, 10-15; ISSL Reflections Post 2

You can find three translations of this week’s Scripture at –
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2045%3A1-8%2C%2010-15&version=NRSV;CEB;NIV

IV.
Did you take time to explore the passage as I suggested in my last post? Taking time with the passage to pay attention to what captures you most deeply?

It would be great for us to share with one another what we found. Maybe later we can work out the details for a group chat or a video chat. If you are interested in that, please let me know.

V.
Allow me a moment to share what captures my attention in this passage.

“… God sent me before you to preserve life… it was not you who sent me here, but God …” (Genesis 45:5,8)

What a deep statement of “faith” in God’s workings!

I don’t know I can ever match that depth.

I suspect as some read these words they find confirmation of their belief in God’s complete sovereignty and providence. I struggle with those concepts. I can’t help but ask how much does God work in the details? My suspicion is God is at work wooing, coaxing and drawing us into the Kingdom and the details are for us to work on.

“… God sent me before you to preserve life ….”

So many questions? How do I work to preserve life? How do I cooperate with God as God draws and pulls us not only into life but into preserving life.

What can I do today and tomorrow that creates life as God desires it for all?

So many questions?

charles
{ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est}

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