God looks after us ALL the time, even when it doesn’t look or feel like it!
The ability HE has is endless and so possible. Cry out to Him, pray to Him and trust in Him. Don’t get blinded by the seemingly reality of ‘it won’t happen’. We are stuck in this hard place and can’t get out. I have often felt like this and the period of hardship has pressed on from all sides and at every turn for a few years; it reminds me how good God is and He is in control. He has the perfect plan which I see with different eyes and values. God gives me the courage and strength to continue and wait on Him.
Remember to wait on Him, His help surely comes. He will not delay, He is the creator of all time. A clock is manmade time; it is not God’s time. God can change, evolve, develop anything He wants to. I often in reading scripture am reminded of God’s faithfulness and why I can trust in Him completely/totally, without restraint. How wonderful He is! Beautiful is his name. King of Kings and Lord of Lords, He reigns!
It is all about Him. He is who we are attracted to. It has nothing to do with us and our attractiveness, organisation, planning etc. If we have been touched by Him, it is He in us that people are attracted to.
At the beginning of a faith journey people are not sure about what attracts them, they are seeking God, seeking truth, seeking answers and seeking hope.
We the church need to be:
We need a church unafraid to go forth into the night.
We need a church capable of meeting them on their way.
We need a church capable of entering into their conversation.
We need a church able to dialogue with those disciples who have left Jerusalem behind. Imagine on the road to Emmaus, a feeling of hopelessness, wandering aimlessly, alone, with their own disappointment, disillusioned with a Christianity now considered barren, fruitless soil, incapable of generating meaning.
We need a church capable of walking at people’s sides. Doing more than simply listening to them, a church that accompanies them on their journey. A church capable of making sense of the ‘night’ of the flight. So many of our brother and sisters from Jerusalem are a church that realises why people leave.
We need to know how to interpret, with courage, the bigger picture.
We need a church that kindles hearts and warms them.
At the base of the cross, we truly approach the height of love. The attractiveness is Jesus, who died on the cross for us, sinless but willing to take all our sins on his shoulders and to save us.
How important it is to pass on a legacy and this legacy for us is Christ. It can only be Him!