June 25, 2017 – Shelley MacDonald-Lin
All of life’s ‘ordinary’ experiences can be pathways to God. The patriarch Jacob, whose story we will be following this summer, comes to this realization in the middle of the book of Genesis. Awaking from a holy dream, he remarks: “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.” (Genesis 28:16) This is my prayer for us this summer, that, like Jacob, we might wake up to our lives as having the possibility for encountering God in the midst of birth, eating, family, sleep, courting, marriage, work, conversion, sex, home, calling, dressing, finishing, and death. This week,we will be reflecting on how God meets us in the in-between places in unexpected ways.