When God Calls

On Sunday we hear of God’s calling to the young child, Samuel, who was placed with an old priest named Eli. Things are not well in those days: on the one hand, there had not been a word from the Lord for many years. However, the text reminds us that the “light of the Lord had not yet gone out.” Samuel was born for a time like this. I wonder: how do you think about your life? Were you born in a natural process to lead a life of chance, luck, and otherwise non-connected events? I would like to think that we are more like Samuel than not; we Presbyterians hold dearly the doctrine of Divine Election: that is, we are Elect (chosen) by God from before the foundations of the earth both to Salvation and Service. I suppose the more appropriate question is: How are you serving God? Something to think about.