Wednesday, November 5, 2014
As I have reflected back on our time of being on "The Barge" I am overwhelmed with the generosity of Carl Marshburn, who owns the Henrietta III and "The Barge". He has been so kind to us and so generous with his resources. I can't say thank you enough.
Also, I am in awe of the many people that have made The Anchor their home through our time on "The Barge". You all have truly been a blessing to me and words cannot express how grateful I have been to journey with you all through this time. You all are passionate in your love for the Lord and in your love for one another. I have beautiful images in my mind of standing and singing ------- and people are walking along the River Walk getting a glimpse at what "church" can be. I have images of eating donuts and drinking coffee ------ and in that simple moment walls of division come tumbling down through that grace-filled act. I have images of dogs coming to worship -------- and in that simple act God smiles as all creation tells of God's glory. I have images of strangers holding hands and praying ------ I have images of people sharing their experiences with tear-filled eyes ------- I have images of reading scripture -------- I have images of black people & white people & asian people singing with one voice ------- I have images of children running -------- and in that moment, I hear Jesus say: "I make all things new".