HISTORY IS FAR TOO HARSH for faith lightly held. History is far too real for faith to rest content in blissful denial. Faith requires more than naiveté. …
Our hope resides in a covenant grounded in God’s grace. God’s promises serve not as escape pods from history but as the means for living faithfully within it. … We do not trust in the times but in God who is our hope.
– John Indermark
Hope: Our Longing for Home
From page 25 of Hope: Our Longing for Home by John Indermark. Copyright © 2007 by John Indermark. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
What does it mean to say we do not trust in the times? Think of examples. Share your thoughts.
Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
Psalm 16:1, NRSV
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This week we remember: Anselm (April 21).
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