It’s not too early to mark your calendars: we’ll be back with another Advent season, beginning on November 29. I hope you’ll join me, as we wait together for God.
In the meantime, everyone needs some rest from time to time, and so I’m going to be taking a little break. But I would love for you to hear from some of my friends while I’m resting! This Fall, we’ll have special guest-hosted episodes of We Wonder every week, where you can still listen to God’s good words with some lovely and different voices. And I’ll be listening along with you!
This week's episode features our friend, Sally Steele. Sally is a pastor and a non-profit director at City Hope, an organization in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood that provides a trusted gathering place + community for our neighbors on the margins. She lives just across the Bay in Oakland with her husband and their three girls who are in 6th, 4th, and 2nd grade. When the air is clean in the SF Bay Area, she likes to get outside for hiking and backpacking; when it’s not so much, like recently, she loves to stay in and cook for her family.
This week's passage is Job 38:8-12, 16-18:
8 Who created the ocean?
Who caused it to be born?
9 I put clouds over it as if they were its clothes.
I wrapped it in thick darkness.
10 I set limits for it.
I put its doors and metal bars in place.
11 I said, ‘You can come this far.
But you can’t come any farther.
Here is where your proud waves have to stop.’
12 “Job, have you ever commanded the morning to come?
16 Have you traveled to the springs at the bottom of the ocean?
Have you walked in its deepest parts?
17 Have the gates of death been shown to you?
Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?
18 Do you understand how big the earth is?
Tell me, if you know all these things. Have you ever shown the sun where to rise?
We Wonder is written and hosted by Sarah Dahl, and is produced by Richard Clark and Nick Thompson. You can support this and future seasons of the podcast by joining us as a patron: visit patreon.com/wewonder to learn more.
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