Sunday, November 28, 2010
Toward that end we have been spending alot of time with some families in our neighborhood lately. Getting to know them and opening up our lives to them. Today we have planned to have a "church gathering". I'm not even sure what that means anymore. As we have gathered over the last few weeks, we have been the church. We have shown love toward one another, prayed for one another, shared truths with one another, served one another, and challenged one another toward better living. What I am most excited about is that there will be an opportunity to bring all things together in Christ and have all of the events of these past weeks brought into the light of God's kingdom and purpose in our lives. I'm sure we will pray, read and discuss scripture and of course eat together and our conversation will be more about spiritual matters than our previous ones. Yet my hope is that today's gathering will spill over into what we do the rest of the week and that Christ would become more of a central focus in all our lives each and everyday. If that happens, what makes Sunday so special?
I am excited yet uncertain. We are getting closer and that is uncomfortable. It seems so simple yet so complex because it is so different from all that the ways I have previously defined what the Church is.
I am hopeful but needful of much prayer. If I am in the wilderness I do not want an 11 day journey to last 40 years.
It's late and I'm rambling...gotta get some rest. Gonna need it to continue my journey.