Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Traditionally on this Sunday, we recognize those saints who have gone before us. This Sunday we are going to continue to do that, but also give everyone an opportunity to share about a saint of God that impacted their lives. I would like to invite you to prayerfully consider sharing during our Sunday morning All Saints Day services. You might want to read something that has impacted you, share a song, display an art piece, or tell a story. Please consider doing that as we share the lives of those saints of God who have impacted our lives.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
In Burlap to Cashmere's song titled "The Other Country" they sing:
Draw near the lamb's awaiting
Where the river runs thru the sky's align
From that painting of a ship
We have all been chosen
To the painter's creation
In his dream design
I can feel it over the line
I see the other country
I see the other side
Do not be afraid of this earthly city
Do not be afraid when the pharaoh's nigh
In the midst of the stressful and divisive political season let us remember that we do not need to be afraid of the pharaohs that are trying to divide us and strike fear into us. Our hope is in something greater than the republican party or the democratic party. Our hope is found in something that is bigger than the political juggernaut that is trying to destroy everything in its path. Instead, we as the church see something different. We see with eyes of faith another city ----- a heavenly city ------ a better country. For the slain lamb of God has called us to his side. And uses people like us to make things new.