Today’s post has been written by one of my best friends, Sara Munson! She has such a genuine love for God and a huge heart. We met when I began attending the Ark Church and I am so blessed to have God place her in my life! I pray that the post she’s written will minister to your heart as it has mine. -Megan
Laughter. Joy. Baby! Abraham and Sarah finally receive what God promised… after 25 years! In the last few chapters, we saw how the pair became impatient, and tried to take things into their own hands by rushing the process. But it is God’s timing. We must have faith that He will keep His promises to us; He has never failed. His promise to Abraham was unconditional. It would be fulfilled not due to Abraham’s complete obedience, but due to God keeping His word.
Although an assurance, death is never something for which we seem to be prepared. As those who are left in its wake, our confidence is often shaken and our endless questions remain. Though answers sometimes elude us, what is certain is that we as a collective do not discuss the process enough or even know how to handle aftermath.
“[On]…21st March one of the saints celebrated by the Church is St Nicholas of Flue, known also as Brother Klaus. He was born in 1417 in the Swiss canton of Unterwalden. At the age of 21 St Nicholas entered the army and took part in the Battle of Ragaz, distinguishing himself as a soldier. He became a member of the lay organisation called the Friends of God. Members sought closeness to Jesus through a disciplined life, especially meditation on His Passion.
I’ve used this blog in several different ways since it started. Mostly as an outlet for whatever random thing that might have crossed my mind that day or morning or evening or in the depth of night. I find myself more excited to write about things that defend a move by government with which I agree, and less excited about criticising moves that I don’t like, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody who has read anything else I’ve written that I’ve been less excited about writing lately. This shows up in what’s come out of me on this page lately.
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.