Calling Again: An Apology

I didn’t do a very good job last Sunday.  I’m sorry.  Ironically, the service was primarily about vocational call, so I spent a good bit of my opening proclaiming how pleased I am with my call and, by implication, how well-suited I am to it.  Then, as someone was speaking, I realized I was utterly unprepared to respond. In my …

Be Not Afraid

But Yahweh doesn’t stop there. He also speaks to the objection in Jeremiah’s heart, the one too tender to name. Yahweh, firmly and lovingly tells him “Do not be afraid, I am with you.”

What is the relationship between fear and responding to God’s call? I think the two may be more intertwined than we realize.