There is a sense in all of us that we are outsiders. Regardless of privilege or place in the world, this self-perception shapes our actions and relationships. It is responsible for the harm we cause ourselves, and it is responsible for the harm we cause others in our efforts to reach the inner circle, whatever we perceive that to be.
The story of Rahab points us to a God who resided in the very center of the universe, but abandoned that center to journey into the loneliest borderlands. The story of Rahab introduces us to a God who not only lives on the outside with us, but pressed even further outside so that we could be brought to the very center.