June 28, 2020
I've been doing a lot of golfing this summer relative to past years. I go with Robbie every Thursday. Bob Powers has joined a few times. Julie and I have gone quite regularly along with my sister Marian and a couple times Marlys. Sons Matthew and David too. Most of our scores are improving gradually, although Robbie had a pretty rough day on Thursday. But one thing I have noticed, every time we hit a really good shot, we are much more surprised than when we hit a bad shot. After a good shot, almost without fail, we'll look at our partners and say, “Well, I've finally got this game figured out!” And of course we haven't.
Do you ever think you've got this faith in God thing figured out? I share lots of words about our faith journeys; grace, mercy, forgiveness, peace, joy. But then we read a story like our Old Testament lesson: God commands Abraham to sacrifice his son?!? What?