By the Well
B109 - Lent 1 (Gen 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15)

Echoes from the first creation story ring throughout Genesis 9 as God establishes a renewed covenant with Noah and ‘every living creature’. We note the emphasis on God being the main player in this covenant; there is nothing expected of Noah or creation, except to receive God’s faithfulness. God’s faithfulness is in remembering God’s people. What is the human experience of being forgotten and remembered? We highlight Mark’s use of geography and apocalyptic imagery to paint Jesus as the unlikely new human to bring the kingdom near, and to be the one who is God’s remembering for all time.