Do not think I have come to abolish the law or the prophets...
- Matthew 5:17
Jesus has come as part of an ongoing journey that offers a heritage and a structure. We sometimes have the temptation to say that love makes no demands, that we can do as we please. Not quite. God has been teaching through all the pages of the Bible, and Jesus is the great step in drawing all of that to a height. Paul the rabbi grasped that Jesus was the fulfillment of an age-old promise.
In our prayer this day may we place ourselves in the long story of God’s people, both enriched by what has gone before and humbled as we write our chapter.