The story of the Hebrew midwives, Shiphrah and Puah and their subversion is one of my favourite bible stories. A story that is being played out all across the world today, where those who love God are finding ways to resist abuse of power.
As ever, our texts speak right into our contemporary world. When we need more than ever to hear the call to resistance, to hear the voice of God in the midst of chaos, calling us to declare Christ as Messiah with all our heart, soul and mind. When we are reminded that, today, our bodies are Christ’s body, we are called to be a subversive movement that resists the Pharaohs of today in the name of the one who asks us: “Who do you say I am?” In word and action, we are called and equipped to bring light into darkness, and hope into despair, calling out whatever quenches the image of God in all creation.
So, where are you going with the texts this week? Discussion on the RCL texts can be found here. And we look forward to hearing what texts you will be using.
Please share, in the comments, whatever you and the Holy Spirit have planned for worship this week and what/where you feel called to resist or subvert for the sake of the Kingdom.
Liz Crumlish is a Church of Scotland Minister currently working on a National Renewal Project in Scotland. A Board Member of RevGalBlogPals, instigator of Spill the Beans and contributor to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit, Liz blogs at journalling
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