Faith: Covenant Relationships in Action
Like the rain, life’s events sometimes come in soft, gentle drops or thunderous, electrifying upheaval. In the midst of the gentle sprinkle we experience peace, become relaxed, and are often able to be at one with ourselves and created order. In the moments of torrential downpour we often experience a restlessness that changes to deep concern when our lives and property seem to be on the verge of destruction. In the winters of harsh weather and discontent or in the springs of re-creation and all things made new, we are challenged by the vicissitudes of life. These ebbs and flows in our existence often precede monumental changes symbolized by nature’s symphonic dances – the many colors of creativity, numerous textures, qualities, and sounds from triple forte to incredibly soft. Thus there are many things in our lives that we cannot control, but we can have a healthy outlook when we ground our realities in faithful, covenantal action. Such action is prayerful and participatory. In the context of God’s great, enduring, extensive, and reliable faith (Lam. 3:23; Ps. 100:5; Ps. 36:5).
The Undivided Soul