Genesis 15-16, a retelling. Abram was not completely surprised when Sarai proposed her idea. He couldn’t say it hadn’t crossed his mind. The last time God visited, he had come in a vision saying, “Abram, your reward will be very great.” Abram had blurted out, “Sovereign Lord, what good are all your blessings when I […]
I watch the monster who is me pressing the blade into my brother’s flesh until his blood runs hot over my own flesh. I see my brother’s face, the shadow passing over it when he realizes what I’m about to do. I rewind and see him running towards me from across the field. He is just within arm’s reach. I can choose to embrace him, but instead I pull my knife from its sheath.
When you find yourself in a heap of trouble and you know you’re innocent, you can easily call out to God for help. But when you suspect you might be the cause of your own trouble, or worse, that God himself is disciplining you, how do you respond?
Genesis 12, a Retelling Abram & Sarai | A Love, a Lie, and a Promise: Part 1 Abram had traveled almost 1200 miles, eager to see this land God had promised. When they arrived, the land was already inhabited, and none of it seemed up for grabs. Nevertheless, God had confirmed, “To your descendants I […]
A prayer of repentance and hope, inspired by Psalm 36 Father, if you should count our iniquities, who could stand? Without the precious blood of your Son, we are lost. We are the ungodly, the transgressors. Transgression speaks to us in our hearts. We hear and speak the language of transgression; it is our native […]