Hope in the Darkness of Idolatry
How easily our hearts become captivated by something other than the LORD. The Israelites had just seen the amazing power of God deliver them from Egypt, yet as Moses lingered on the Mountain receiving the law of God, they defaulted to the culture the came from - a golden calf which they called God. To stand out and love the LORD above all things and in all things has been the challenge for God's people through the ages. Today's lesson brings hope to hearts that have loved something or someone more than God.
Ever since the fall into sin, a battle has been fought between the forces of good and the forces of evil. During the season of Lent, we follow Christ as he willingly takes up that battle as our substitute and representative. Today we see our Conquering hero relieve guilt at a well.
The opening chapter of the story sets the tone for God's interaction with his people. The perfection he created was corrupted by sin. Sin had its punishment and consequence, but it would not be overshadowed by the promises of God to continue the Story for the salvation of his people."
Chapter 1 of the Story covers Creation, Cain and Able, and Noah and the flood.