We’ve been making our way through the season of Lent. Each Sunday morning we’ve been reminded how God has been making it possible for us to be in a relationship with each other and with God. “Covenant” is the word for this special relationship based on promises and trust that starts with God and flows towards us. It started back in the days of Noah with God’s promise to never flood the world again. Then it came to Abraham and Sarah who were chosen to be the start of a whole new nation that would be a source of God’s blessing to all the people of the earth. Then God made a promise to be with the people of Israel as they wandered in the wilderness and the promise came along with a list of commandments for the people to follow on their side of the relationship.
This week, as we get to the end of Lent, we hear from the Prophet Jeremiah who tells us that God has a plan that goes deeper and wider than anything that’s come before. God wants to write the covenant not on tablets of stone, but on each and every human heart. "I will be their God and they will be my people.” It’s an offer and an invitation to live with God’s love shaping all we are and all that we do.
It’s not easy to love each other. Lots of things get in the way. But with God’s help, we find that God’s love can flow through us even when we ourselves may not be all that loving. If we ever needed more love in the world, now is the time.
See you in Church,