Readings for 2nd Sunday in Lent
Genesis 12: 1-4a, Romans 4: 1-5; 13-17 and Matthew 3.1-12
Wednesday 8th March
In his Letter to the Romans Paul talks about the faith which keys in to the grace of God and saves us. The word faith has many connotations, it can simply mean a belief. The word faith is linked to the word faithful, and I am reminded of how a faithful dog of sticks with her owner. Or maybe a faithful husband or wife or friend who sticks up for you even when times are bad and difficult. We need to be full of faith – we need to be faithful. When God seems far away, when our belief wavers, when times test us, when people let us down, when unjust suffering strikes; then we need to stick with God, just as he sticks with us.