We are children of light, God called light into being, and it was from this light that all things were formed. So what use do we have for darkness?
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In it, over the course of four years, she does just that. She took many valuable lessons away from her time in the dark. For one, she recognized that, rather than distancing ourselves from darkness, it is something we need to enter into head-on, immersing ourselves in the unknown to explore what it is we expect to find there. It is, after all, in fearing the unknown that we give it any real power. But if we fumble around and discover in time that the darkness is not as rife with unfamiliar terrors as our dreams have suggested they are, we expand the landscape of our daily experience by half, at least.
Taylor also shares some revelations that I found particularly fascinating. She points out that God and darkness must conspire for life itself to be possible. They feed on the darkness ultimately to spring forth into life. But Wink says that, for true Gospel-inspired liberation from the sinful systems that bind us to have a chance, we must hold out the audacious hope that oppressor and oppressed can — and will — coexist in peace, that lion and lamb will not fight it out to the death, but that they will lie down together.
For this to happen, we must cultivate in ourselves a compassion for the mind and heart of the darkness. We have to see part of ourselves in it, and we have to find some comfort dwelling with it, if not in it. Christian Piatt is a Sojourners Featured Writer and an author, editor, speaker, musician, and spoken word artist. Skip to main content. By using sojo. Magazine Current Issue Write for Sojourners.
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She had an Egyptian slave-girl whose name was Hagar,  and Sarai said to Abram, "You see that the LORD has prevented me from bearing children; go in to my slave-girl; it may be that I shall obtain children by her. I gave my slave-girl to your embrace, and when she saw that she had conceived, she looked on me with contempt. May the LORD judge between you and me! So shall my covenant be in your flesh an everlasting covenant.
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I will bless her, and she shall give rise to nations; kings of peoples shall come from her. Can Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child? I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his offspring after him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent entrance to meet them, and bowed down to the ground.
What is the meaning of when God said: "Let us make man in our image . . .?
At the set time I will return to you, in due season, and Sarah shall have a son. He said, "Oh yes, you did laugh. Far be that from you!
Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just? Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five? Suppose thirty are found there. Suppose twenty are found there.
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Suppose ten are found there. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and bowed down with his face to the ground. Bring them out to us, so that we may know them. Now we will deal worse with you than with them. Sons-in- law, sons, daughters, or anyone you have in the city - bring them out of the place. Let me escape there - is it not a little one? While residing in Gerar as an alien,  Abraham said of his wife Sarah, "She is my sister.
And she herself said, 'He is my brother. Therefore I did not let you touch her. But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you and all that are yours. How have I sinned against you, that you have brought such great guilt on me and my kingdom? You have done things to me that ought not to be done. Yet I have borne him a son in his old age. And she departed, and wandered about in the wilderness of Beer-sheba.
Do not be afraid; for God has heard the voice of the boy where he is. She went, and filled the skin with water, and gave the boy a drink. He said to him, "Abraham! So the two of them walked on together. He bound his son Isaac, and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. And your offspring shall possess the gate of their enemies,  and by your offspring shall all the nations of the earth gain blessing for themselves, because you have obeyed my voice. These eight Milcah bore to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
Bury your dead in the choicest of our burial places; none of us will withhold from you any burial ground for burying your dead. For the full price let him give it to me in your presence as a possession for a burying place. I will give the price of the field; accept it from me, so that I may bury my dead there. Bury your dead. By this I shall know that you have shown steadfast love to my master.
She went down to the spring, filled her jar, and came up. Is there room in your father's house for us to spend the night? As for me, the LORD has led me on the way to the house of my master's kin.
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He took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother's death. The sons of Dedan were Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim. All these were the children of Keturah. There Abraham was buried, with his wife Sarah. And Isaac settled at Beer-lahai-roi. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them. Thus Esau despised his birthright.
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