Guest Teacher: Ron Faus
Teaching Link: Recalled to Life
Questions for Reflection:
In A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens uses the phrase “recalled to life” placed on the lips of a Mr. Lorry as he is faced with the challenge of bringing Dr. Manette to freedom. Dr. Manette has been a political prisoner for the past 18 years and has given up on life and freedom.
Dickens uses this phrase to show that Mr. Lorry is giving Manette a new chance at life: from rotting in a prison cell to the world of choices, possibilities, friendships and freedom. He was recalled to life.
When Dr. Manette is asked, “Do you care to be recalled to life?”, he answers “I can’t say.”
Can you think of a time that God “recalled you to life?”
Are there prisons of our own making that prevent us from being “recalled to life” by God?
Have you ever felt overwhelmed at a challenge God laid before you (like Gideon)?
How do you experience God’s “abundant life”? Do you need to be recalled to life now?