Aug 23, 2020 |
Two Kinds of Remembering| The Rev. Philip DeVaul
Two Kinds of Remembering
"And when Peter says. 'You are the Messiah, the son of the living God', he is remembering the promise of God, the rock from which he was hewn and the quarry from which he was dug. He is remembering Abraham and Sarah. He is remembering the promise that God has made. But he is not just saying you're the person who reminds us of those things. He is saying you are the living embodiment of our deliverance. You are the one who will draw us all into a place of deeper love and understanding of God, that you will reconcile us to the one who made us, and you will indeed reconcile us to each other. This is the promise of God's Messiah. and so there are two kinds of remembering even here. The memory of what God may have meant or could have been or what was once. But also the deeper sense of remembering, which is the living today and acting into the reality of what we know to be true about God."