Our text today comes from an interesting moment in Old Testament history, a moment when a long lost scroll is found in the temple. This scroll was in fact the law given to the people through Moses, the terms of the covenant relationship between God and Israel. Following this the rediscover of these words which had been lost or hidden, the people repented and renewed their covenant with God. In a similar fashion, Jesus himself is a word which was hidden but eventually revealed in history. Jesus too is a Word revealed that merits a response. He is a Living Word which calls us to repentance and invites us into a covenant relationship with God.
November 27, 2019