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Oct 9, 2016 • 2 pm • Awesome

Kit Novotny
Sunday Oct 09, 2016 02:00pm
Sermon

In the wake of the fire at First Church Berkeley, Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny reflects on the experience of “awe,” a complex mix of fear and wonder, of dread and reverence. In the Genesis story, Jacob is on the run, sleeping by a river with a stone for a pillow. His feverish dream of angels ascending and descending a ladder to heaven reminds him that he is in a sacred place. God is with him and always has been and the place where he is is unexpectedly sacred. This can be a comforting story for any of us who have been displaced.

Scripture
Genesis 28:10-17
Content Categories
Inclusion/Diversity
Community
Service
Faith Development
Keywords
Jacob
angels
ladder to heaven
God
awe
awesome
awestruck
fear
Wonder
displacement
sacred places