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Words That Cannot Be Undone
Genesis 27:34- 28:5

In lots of ways, words are powerful things. We can say things and wish we had not said them yet be unable to get out of their implications. A woman I know stood at the front of church and made her marriage vows, then subsequently discovered that her husband had concealed from her the fact that actually he was gay and was not interested in a proper marriage relationship; he had wanted to marry to make himself respectable in the setting of a homophobic church. She so wished she had never undertaken those vows that she had made through someone’s deceit, but she could not get out of them. She eventually got a divorce, but that did not exactly reinstate her as a single person in the eyes of her church or in her own eyes...

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