In This Issue
Was the nuclear family of the Dick and Jane early readers an authentic snapshot of the majority of U.S. families? Father, mother, sister, brother—is that our picture of domestic normalcy? If we look around with open eyes and open hearts we see otherwise. Explore the many ways we undertake family roles in this issue of Horizons.
2013–2014 Horizons Bible Study
An Abiding Hope:
Suggestions for Leaders
The books of Exodus and Deuteronomy invite us to
remember that the central actor in human experience — in our own lives and in the experiences described in
Exodus and Deuteronomy—is God. Our God is one
who redeems, who brings liberty and fulfillment even
when we do not deserve it, when we cannot redeem
ourselves. We have the assurance of God’s abiding
presence as individuals and as a community of faith.
This presence helps us see that God’s redemption is more than a “saving from” harsh circumstances; it also is a
“saving to” the fullness of life God intends for humanity.