Bringing the Text to Life
AT A GLANCE:
God uses various gateways to come into our lives. A sense of awe — that feeling that something spiritual is going on — opens us to possibilities we hadn’t imagined before and enables us to get some sense of God. Awe says to us, “this is life beyond what I have known.”
For material based on today’s epistle text, see “What’s the Difference?” June 11, 2006.
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