Out of the deep ocean of his vocabulary, “dream” is the word that’ll be quoted repeatedly. Yet, the substance of his “dream” is often co-opted by political partisans to disguise greed and diluted by the church to camouflage moral cowardice.
God has manifested God’s self among us in the birth of Jesus, now we are invited to be newly, highly aware of God manifesting God’s self. So let’s begin at the beginning, with Genesis and creation
The Bible doesn’t give us a sense of Joseph’s interior journey to this moment. We just know in that moment he directed his pain to use his power for restoration and not a recitation of injuries. For Joseph, the matter was settled.
The Bible treats us to a story of a woman with faith-agency. Faith-agency is the perfect balance between weekend praying and weekday doing.
Next time someone asks you how’s your family doing, don’t say, fine. Say, …ripe for reversal!
In this current climate when our “freedom” is so tested, the spiritual and Biblical passage remind us of God’s faithfulness to our freedom now and future generations.
Celebrate your advanced age. And let your later years of faith be greater than your former years. Let your faith be old as in mature, seasoned, persuaded and abiding.
What is amazing about God and God’s approach to wrestling with us is God is never trying to contort us into something other than ourselves.