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Lent 2018

Before the people of God were ushered into the Promised Land, they spent forty years wandering in the wilderness. For Israel, it was a necessary season to purge them of their stubborn insistence on returning to their predictable past, and a season to train them to trust in the God who had liberated them from oppression. So many centuries later, we still wander, we still are anxious about an uncertain future, and we still struggle to trust in God. This Lent, we come to terms with our wandering and we fix our eyes upon the one who has made a path through the wilderness.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Wanderers (Part 1)

The people of Israel waited generations, watched the mighty hand of God bring about their deliverance, and stood on the brink of enjoying the fulfillment of God's promise to them. And they decided the risk of entering the Promised Land was too great, and that going back to Egypt was a better plan. Their punishment for their lack of trust was to wander in the wilderness for 40 years. Lent is a time for us to acknowledge our own wandering spirits and to let the faithless parts of us perish in the wilderness.