Today was a beautiful, glorious reminder of what it's all about.
Good news. Jesus.
We, as a wee little family here in this city, got to witness four people being baptised this morning. I was overwhelmed with the majesty of the story in which I find myself. In which we as a church find ourselves. To see these four people, such dear and true friends, stand up and share their journeys - so varied and powerful....was full of heart-deepening beauty.
Jesus? You are present and living and dwelling in our midst. Why do I so often forget this?
Do I live as if You hold all the ages between Your fingertips?
I greatly fear that I do not.
But then I see Your eyes. So full of grace and truth. And I see sights like today....hearing stories of healing and wholeness, of hope and a future. We hear of another thread in Your story-tapestry, all the way from Nepal. We hear of the ministers there, the miracles which abound....and my faith slowly rises - like an engine that's been stuck out in the cold. We open our mouths and sing of Your great deeds.
You are so good. Thank You for not leaving me where I am at, but always and ever calling me 'further up and further in'.
I know this video might be a 'tad' on the pretentious side...but it challenged me a few years ago, and I managed to find it again. What does good news look like to those dwelling amongst us?
YOUR HOPE from blaine hogan on Vimeo.
P. S. I swear I had this almost finished on time....:)