The whole of the Bible, in a macro sense, is the story of humankind – a people, created by God, chosen for relationship. It beautifully describes the unfolding of that process down through the eons of time.
It can also be considered, in a micro sense, the story of every human being; the struggles we each encounter; the human developmental process; the relationships we have to others and to our loving Creator in this life on the earth, we call our home. In the midst of this story there is a silken thread that runs all of the way through; a thread of connection to our beginning. To a covenant that God has made to His people, one of grace and of perfect love.
Do we recognize the voice of our loving Parent/Creator as our name is called and do we recognize the Christ who comes to us all?