Sometimes tasks seem insurmountable. In our day it seems there are constant reminders of the social divisions that mark our current milieu. Considering the upcoming selected texts from the RCL left me wondering about the task of gathering a people from all over the world to enjoy life with God.
Surely the divisions are too deep and the distance too great. Yet, the LORD speaks in Isaiah 43 and contends he will overcome divisions and distance and gather a people. Life with God will not be something that is fashioned after our current segregated tendencies. Instead the waters of baptism and the fire of the Spirit creates something new.
What are you thoughts on these passages?