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Lenten Meditation - Sunday, February 25

Lenten Meditations

Romans 4: 13-25—Abraham and the promise of faith

“Against all hope, Abraham, in hope believed.”  Abraham and Sarah were old enough to know better. Their childbearing years were over. God spoke.  Sarah laughed.  And hope came to life. Abraham is the father of many nations.  As our bodies age, we give up many things.  Let us make sure that we never give up hope.  Once, in a period of family crisis, someone told me, “you must have hope.”  I answered, “I can’t right now.”  Her reply was the most helpful, touching gift that could have come to me: “then we’ll hope for you.”  For just a moment in time, I needed that gift of someone else hoping for me.  This Lent, in times of turmoil in our country and in our world, I hope that we can all not only hold fast to hope, but hold hope for another person, for refugees and deportees, for neighbors and strangers, for all creation. Faith, hope and love, the greatest of these is love, but sometimes the hardest of these is hope.


Psalm 22:22-30

Genesis 17:1-7,15-16

Romans 4:13-25

Mark 8:31-38


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