Day 1 (Genesis 18:13-14) What I love about scripture is how multi-layered it is. Sometimes it’s so easy to miss things because of this, but it’s also why re-reading a passage over and over is never a wasted activity. There’s always something new to find and new light to be shone by the Holy Spirit. These verses particularly have new light when you know what’s about to happen. The focus on Sarah’s...
God of justice for the oppressed,
shake us and wake us so we may hear the voices of those considered least.
We pray for those who are oppressed.
We pray for those in slavery.
We pray for those who are exploited.
(Matthew 9:35-10:23) As I sit here writing this, I’m looking at a pile of books that a friend has gifted me. There’s one that catches my eye: Set my people free. Since evangelical revivals, there’s been an emphasis that the gospel is about saving you from your sins. Of course, that is an important aspect of our salvation. But, it’s only one aspect of the good news. Jesus, in proclaiming the...
God of fire and justice,
of wind and rain, of peace and silence,
cleanse our hearts, so we may worship you.
Open our senses, so we may recognise your presence in our lives.
Grant us your wisdom so we may thoroughly understand.