14 Feb LENT 2016
On February 11th, we welcomed Margaret into our community. Please pray for her as she begins her new life among us.
During Lent, in the readings from the book of Exodus, the Church takes us again, with the Israelites, on the journey from slavery in Egypt, through the wilderness, to the Promised Land. At Office of Readings, in the coming weeks, we will hear of the people’s miraculous deliverance, then of their discontent, their rebellions, their resistance on the very borders of the promised land. It is the story of our lives. We each have our own “house of bondage”, those unfree places within ourselves from which God offers us deliverance, promising us fulness of life. The promise attracts us, but when we find ourselves having to traverse an unfamiliar landscape, like the Israelites, all we want is “back to Egypt”, back to the familiar slavery that we know how to cope with. Yet God’s promise still stands. We might drag out the journey to our own cost but He walks with us,endlessly urging us towards our true home “over Jordan”.