The Ebb and Flow of Nearness
What makes a person draw away from the presence of God? What brings a person back again? Like Jacob, who wrestled with God and refused to give up, God’s closeness is an imperative. If we are to be the children of God – and that is who we are – we must likewise wrestle with the ebb and flow of God’s nearness. (Genesis 32:22-32)
About the Author
Steve Albers is a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and Associate Pastor of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, radically Christ-centered, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry in the heart of the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis.