There is a lot going on in our country this week. As we transition from last week’s certification of the electoral college votes and insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, we found ourselves watching an impeachment. And, standing on the threshold of the third week of 2021, we find ourselves ready to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., as our country is raw with the awakening to the cost of white privilege, and preparing for the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, during a time when unrest is at a boiling point. As Christians, where do we find ourselves in this story? Maybe we’re peacemakers, or committed prayers, or luminary lighters. Maybe we’re volunteers, or scripture readers, or black-author-book club members.
Our scripture raises up one option for us, by showing us who we should not be during this turbulent time. Join us this week as we explore the story of God’s calling of young Samuel, and the transition of God’s call from Eli to Samuel. We’ll dig into the reasons that God can’t rely on Eli anymore, and explore what that means for us as Christians in this turbulent time in our country, particularly one in which crosses and pictures of Jesus were abundant in the riot at our Capitol.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-20
Reflection: “My Brother’s Keeper”
It is always a joy to be together, particularly when times are turbulent. Prayers for you as we continue to navigate how to be faithful in these days.