We continue to live in a wilderness experience. Much of what we knew before COVID-19 is significantly different and much of what will be remains unclear. That is a particularly difficult reality in which to live.
Nevertheless, I also recognize that in scripture the wilderness is always a space of significant and vital formation. In fact, it was while the Israelites were in the wilderness and without a home that they first received the Ten Commandments. These words of God were meant to give definition, direction and ultimately life in a space of great ambiguity and uncertainty.
I trust those words can and will do the same for us as we navigate the wilderness of 2021, and I look forward to exploring these words through the upcoming sermon series.