”The Isaac” is a new, almost finished apartment building on Fairview Avenue in Roseville, just north of County Road C. The website does not say how or why it was named Isaac or who did the naming. I am sure it was not Abraham and Sarah who named it. But God works in ways we do not know. Perhaps a new resident will wonder why it is named Isaac, search the internet, find the stories of Isaac in the Bible, and reconnect to their faith. Could a naming decision made by a marketing committee be the catalyst for a renewing of faith?
In Sunday’s lesson, Abraham and Sarah are living in a foreign land, without children. Previously, Sarah had told Abraham to have a child with their servant because children were the future support, their social security of the time. But then, an angel told Abraham and Sarah would have a child herself. Sarah laughed. But she did have a child, a son they named Isaac. Their future looked brighter.
The Congregation Council has authorized the formation of a search committee to recruit the next pastor or deacon to lead and provide for our Congregation Care and Visitation Ministry. Interested applicants should contact Pastor Peter.