Wonderful stuff from the Rev. Pr. D.K. Bonde.
Watching for the Morning of March 5, 2017
The First Sunday in Lent
Good and evil. Beauty and ugliness. Nobility and degradation. The words have a wide range of meaning in Hebrew. Harmony and disorder. We always envision the serpent entwined in that tree, enticing the first humans to reach out their hands and pluck for themselves rather than trust God’s vision for their life in that garden. All the trees in the garden were open to them. Even the tree of life. But life’s evils and sorrows God did not want us to have to endure. But we did. And God did, beneath the whips and spit of Roman soldiers and the excruciating pain of the nails into the wood that became for us another tree of life.
This wasn’t a test of their obedience; it was a test of their trust in God. Would they trust that this…
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