You are a God who selects a dysfunctional family to carry your future.
You are a God who dwells with barren women who become mothers in Israel.
You are a God who makes promises with no evidence at hand or in sight.
You are a God powerful in purpose, hidden in performance, faithful over time.
And we are among those drawn into the orbit of your life; a life teeming with impossibilities, so hard to trust, so impossible to explain, so precious to treasure.
Give us this day the freedom to be amazed and to trust your way among us, even when the world seems closed to all futures.
We praise you, future creating God. Amen.
Walter Brueggemann;Anna Carter Florence. Inscribing the Text: Sermons and Prayers of Walter Brueggemann (Kindle Locations 631-633). Kindle Edition.