The human condition begs this question: If we give God a chance to use our relationships to change us, what exactly will he do?
Even these Bible elites received little more than “You’re about to find out.” Sometimes the abyss of the unknown made them cry.
In the end, however, the results, to a person, were very much the same.
The results were personal.
In the case of Tamar, she was the first woman named in the lineage of Jesus Christ.
In the case of Joseph, for the rest of his life, he had an ironclad perspective on his life’s calling—to lead a nation with the guidance and comfort of a God who loved him very much.
In the case of all of us? Or, as Poehler said mid-speech, “But more about me…”
Yes, more about us. God wants to be as close with us today as at any time throughout the ages. “I am the Lord, and I do not change…return to me, and I will return to you” (Malachi 3:6-7).
Anyone wondering if that means you? Too?
Try him. And you’re about to find out.
He wishes you would.
Janelle Alberts is a freelance PR and media relations specialist and has worked in communication departments for Microsoft, Wells Fargo, and UPS. She started her first religious column in 2010 for the Akron Beacon Journal and has since written for Atlanta Parent Magazine, Christianity Today’s women’s online publications, and Catholic News Service, among others.