It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Unexpected Achievement, a Reflection on Luke 1:43-45

Many of us have been tempted to give up on whatever it is that we once dreamed of. "It's too late for me," we conclude. As a nation, or as a church, we may also think that we are incapable of achieving some blessing that we once wanted very much. Elizabeth's story can remind us that, as Sarah put it in Genesis, "Nothing is impossible for God."

Has your own congregation given up on something?

What seems too hard for you to be able to achieve?

How would you respond if you realized that, contrary to your previous experience, you are now capable of carrying out that goal?

Is it possible that you may already be able to enjoy God's blessings, but have just ignored that fact?

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