Today as we continue the summer sermon series,

Today as we continue the summer sermon series, I Surrender All – Tales of Trust, our worship message centers on Sarai who became Sarah -  (Sarai > Sarah).

Have you noticed (especially those of you have been married for a few years) that when someone asks you about your journey in life, you cannot tell it without including your spouse.  There is nothing wrong with that.  In fact, I think it’s a good thing!  Richard and I have been married 46 years and my story is also his story -  and his is mine.  And though Pastor Oliver has been married only a few weeks, have you noticed how his story has changed now that there’s Arlene in his life!

Such is the case with Sarai > Sarah.  There is no telling of her story without including her spouse, Abram > Abraham.

In my study I have been impressed that the Bible does not contain carefully censored versions of the stories of its heroes and heroines.  Instead we see them as they struggle, as do we, with human weaknesses and flaws.  Today’s story is about lack of faith (trust) AND abundant faith (trust) – as it happens in the journey of life.  The good news for those of us who have stumbled along the way is that we find Sarah and Abraham both listed in the Hall of Faith (Hebrews 11).  Today’s message is, indeed, a message of hope.

From Pastor Sharon Terrell