Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky
brings us to the precipice of
our year-long Greater Northwest Area exploration
of the bible and faith. As we work our way together through Brian McLaren's book, "
We Make the Road by Walking
", each week will be complemented by short reflections and creative pieces like the following.
Tight Fists or Open Hands?
By Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky | Greater Northwest Area
The Church is of God and will be preserved to the end of time.
Reception of Members, The Methodist Hymnal, 1935
Isaiah 43: 18-19
Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old.
I am about to do a new thing...
Well, which is it? Is God enduring, unchanging, immovable, like a mountain? Or is God an innovator, creating new, unimaginable things, twisting and turning and even changing course like a river?
Does God call us to hold fast, dig in, preserve what we have inherited from the past? Or does God call us to engage the changes that surprise us, peer into an uncertain future, and then move beyond what we thought we knew, stretching, evolving, adapting?
Is God bound by these conflicting opinions? Or, might both be true in their own way?
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