Sunday March 16 was the second Sunday in Lent. The lectionary passages for the day were Genesis 12:1-4; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; and John 3:1-7. The scripture passage for LoAnn Fairman’s sermon was the Genesis passage, on the call of Abraham. The title of the sermon was “At the End of Your Rope.” We usually think of Abraham the patriarch as blessed in every way — spiritually, physically, economically — throughout his entire, long life. But it is altogether possible that, when God called the 75-year old Abram (his name at the time) to leave Harran and “set out for the land of Canaan,” Abram’s situation may not have been so great … it may even have been dire. And his decision to do as God instructed him in the face of his circumstances can be an inspiring model for each of us. LoAnn’s sermon explains why.