Today we start a new series all about A Shared Future, which has been prepared by the team at Ganggalah Church, an Indigenous-led ACC Church in Tweed Heads on the north coast of NSW.
For 2019 NAIDOC week, celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, this series weaves the NAIDOC theme ‘Voice, Treaty, Truth: Let’s work together for a shared future’ through the characteristics of the pandanus tree, historical accounts of the Indigenous people and God’s covenant promise through Joseph, a rejected by royal seed.
Pandanus Plant: When harvesting the Pandanus plant for basketry, weavers cut away young leaves, strip the edge and middle sections, and place cuttings for drying. The leaves may be dipped in dye. The weaver can then design and weave something beautiful.
Indigenous: Many Indigenous people have significant dreams, which reveal how God’s plan and purpose is woven together for their
Joseph: Joseph had significant dreams, which impacted his family and future. You might like to read Genesis 37:1-11 at some point today to reflect on Joseph’s dreams further.
Questions: Do you have dreams for your future?
Prayer: Thank you Lord for your dreams for my life. You knew before I was formed in my mother’s womb and you have a unique plan and purpose for my life.