Encountering Jesus, Lent 4: The more things look the same…
Lent 4 2023 (March 19)
The more things look the same…the more they’ve actually changed.
In this week’s encounter with Jesus and a blind man (John 9), we open and close the story with two similar scenes: a man, on his knees, humbling looking up to Jesus. But reflection quickly reveals the situations are very different.
Likewise, if we looked at our life in early March 2020 and early March 2023, we might say, wow, things look the same. But reflection quickly reveals the situations are very different.
Pastor Rob works with how Jesus encounters the man, taking on his shame to heal him, as way of understanding how God has encountered us these past three years.
The picture of is former and current camp staff as we hosted “Camp Sunday” today.