[From the original version]
How far back can you go with stories about your ancestors? Families that have such accounts rejoice in the sense of identity and belonging that their ancestors give them.
As you read the story of how Isaac and Rebecca married, let us remember that these are our ancestors too. You and I are part of God’s chosen people. When Abraham was promised descendants “as the stars of the heaven and as the sand on the seashore,” you were included. God’s all embracing knowledge and love had you in mind.
There is a song which sings about Jesus: “When he was on the cross, I was on his mind.”
As the Christian year soon ends, we gratefully remember what God has done—“our help from ages past.”
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The Saturday passages follow the reading list that Jewish people use in their synagogue worship
throughout the world. They are taken from
“The Torah,” the first five books of the Bible from Genesis to Deuteronomy
that are read each year beginning with autumn.
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