“Barbara Rossing has cautioned us not to dismiss this earth, this world, in exchange for a promised new creation because God will dwell here. The new creation will be born here.
“God sees the suffering, violence, and injustice. And God promises to wipe away every tear, to heal every suffering. Death does not have the final word. Resurrection does. …
“What is astounding about the writers of the Confession of Belhar is their unwavering trust in God’s promise of a redeemed and flourishing future.”
Jennifer R. Ayres
Lenten Reflections on the Confession of Belhar
This Lenten season I am using a new resource to explore the Belhar Confession: Lenten Reflections on the Confession of Belhar, edited by Kerri N. Allen and Donald K. McKim. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), in which I serve as a teaching elder (pastor), added the Confession of Belhar to our Book of Confessions in 2016. This confession came from the Dutch Reformed Mission Church during its historic struggle against apartheid in South Africa.
See you along the Trail.