Confluence | Shepherd of the Lake

When we are alone, abandoned, disconnected or exiled, God is at work to bring us back together. Even now, when we choose to physically distance ourselves from each other, we have faith in a God who can bridge these vast distances.

When two rivers merge together in a confluence, it’s impossible to tell which molecules of water were once the Minnesota, and which were the Mississippi. In the same way, when we’re united with Jesus Christ, we’re fully joined together, not only with Jesus, but with other disciples all over the world and throughout time.

In this lectionary-based series, we’ll explore the ways in which God takes two or more things (some seemingly irreconcilable) and unites them together to do something amazing. Eventually this river will lead to the supreme example of confluence - the divine merging with the human - as we anticipate the celebration of the divine becoming flesh.