For the Christian, adversity isn’t something we merely overcome, but something through which we live. In Jesus, we see what this looks like.
There’s a seam in our story this morning. One in which, if you’ve been following along, might cause some difficulty. It’s a small thing, really. Last week, we meet Andrew and another in the gospel we call John as disciples of John the Baptist. This week, in Matthew they’re fishermen. A small matter, but significant.
Why do I call this a seam? Seams are those places where two things are stitched together. Two pieces begin as separate, then become one.
But we can’t stitch a seamless garment. For a garment to be seamless, it has to start out that way.
And our Scripture is not seamless. Not by a long shot.
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