Shalom and the Wholeness of God – Download

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With 2021 looking quite similar to 2020 so far, we all need the Shalom that God offers. We need the Wholeness of God. We hope that this offering encourages you and helps you in your journey.

Shalom and the Wholeness of God was updated for 2020 in this second edition. It includes reflections and activities for coping and thriving during the COVID-19 challenges in search of shalom as well as hope for restoration during and after this period of social distancing.

 

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When our world is shaken and our securities undermined, it is very hard to trust God. We all question how a loving and caring God could allow such disasters to occur. And, of course, there are no easy answers. But the fact that there are no easy answers does not mean that God is absent from these situations or that we cannot catch glimpses of God’s shalom in the midst of them.  

Entering into the shalom of God often requires us to keep seeking God and believing in God’s ways even when we doubt that God could possibly be present. But we need to keep seeking, and believing and counting our blessings and the blessings of all who are caught in these tragic circumstances.

In the midst of disaster, strangers become neighbours. Across barriers of class, race and religion, people are willing to put their lives at-risk to show they care. It is like the parable of the Good Samaritan being lived out in our midst. Suddenly, I see this is the God-image shining through, glimpses of God’s wholeness welling up from within each of us.” (77)