Scripture: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

A note from Paula

It’s all too common to look around and feel absolutely hopeless for the future. There’s a lot that goes on in our lives, our country, our world… too much, honestly. And, with a 24 hour news cycle coming to us from an uncountable number of sources, we know about more of it now than we ever have before.

Every now and then, we need a reminder of God’s life among us and God’s promise of renewal, grace, peace on Earth, justice for all, and a long list of good that feels impossible.

Last week, we talked about the challenge of living in the in-between; trying to lean into the paradox of not choosing suffering over joy or joy over suffering. This week, we’ll focus on another part of the in-between: looking for the little glimmers of light and presence of God’s promise that are already here– and yet, here we are in a world that has a dauntingly long way to go in fulfilling it.

I see the glimmers much more often when gathered with our Peace community. What a gift and grace and glimmer of the promise to be together each week.