Trusting in our identity as God’s beloved

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Bishop Stephen Lane visited with the people of St. Peter’s in Portland on the first Sunday of Lent. In his sermon he had this, in part, to say:

“The Good News of the story of testing is that God is with us. The time we’re in is difficult for us, but that does not mean we are alone. Far from it. God is with us ministering to us. God, you see, has promised never again to destroy his people. That’s the meaning of the Noah story, and why we read it on this day. God has made a covenant with us, a covenant renewed in every baptism. And that covenant is secure. Our relationship with God is fixed, like the rainbow. God loves us with a love greater than life itself and will not let us go, even in the midst of severe testing. We belong to God, and we can trust God come what may.”

Read it all here.

2 thoughts on “Trusting in our identity as God’s beloved”

  1. You mentioned the rainbow. One of my poems in Unlaundered Cache and other poems, thinking in terms of individual rainbow chakras, “Suppose God manifests himself to us as a rainbow.”(sic) I can’t even quote myself perfectly and I don’t have time to look up the words of the poem just now. Thank you for the timely message in the story of Noah.

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