When I was growing up, almost everything that happened in our family was subject to negotiation. Bedtime, snacks, getting a dog, a new toy – all were on the table for discussion. With this said, the final decision was still up to my parents, but I knew I had the ability to persuade through “presenting my case.” It was an invaluable lesson in reaching consensus and finding a way to middle ground.
I often ponder how people can say that it’s either God’s way or no way. I can’t think like that and I don’t believe the scriptures demonstrate it as well. God is constantly reaching out to the people to persuade them into living the right way. A covenant is a form of agreement between two parties and God presents several covenants throughout the Bible. This week, we will be talking about a new covenant which God presents to the people of Judah. This new covenant speaks to us as well. God is reaching out to us each and every day. Are you willing to talk with God and answer the call to covenant?
This blog consists of reflections written by the minister each week for the Sunday bulletin. We hope that you enjoy the musings!