22 Sep 2016
If ever there's a time to expect the unexpected, it's when we finally pass over the threshold. Waiting for us is a test. Not just any old test. Abraham, on cutting a threshold covenant with God, re-did precisely the same test he'd failed when he went down to Egypt. When he failed again, the test passed down with eerie exactitude to his son Isaac. 'Do you trust Me now?' is God's question on the far side of the threshold. When we're there, the tests our forbears failed might be waiting for us. But, as Jesus shows, trusting God doesn't have to be an extravagant show. World-mending is simple, unpretentious and one-to-one.