This Sunday's scripture lessons emphasize the steadfastness of God as the one in whom people are called to trust. Psalm 62 begins, "For God alone my soul waits." Because God is the one in whom the psalmist trusts and hopes, he turns to God for deliverance and salvation. Yet this is not merely a personal or individual hope, so the psalmist invites the people to trust in God at all times because "God is a refuge for us." In the lesson from Matthew, Jesus calls all whose burdens are heavy to turn to him for rest. Jesus is the one to whom the Father has handed over all things, including the ability to provide refuge and rest. The act of trust and faithfulness made in becoming one of Jesus’s followers offers rest for the weary and hope for all who wait on the Lord.
Please note: The Chapel is closed to visitors and all in-person services, concerts, and other events remain canceled until further notice. We continue to pray regularly for Duke, Durham, the nation, and the world, and offer online resources for prayer and livestreams of services. We also continue lamenting injustice and those who have died. We invite you to engage online with us.