The church that I attend and have called my home for 10 years is going through some stuff. Our church body came together the other night to learn more, to support one another and to lean on the Lord. I don’t say this lightly, please pray for us. Although I have never met many of you in person I know that many of you are part of the body of Christ too, my extended church family, and I appreciate you all dearly.
I have witnessed something over the past several days. I’ve witnessed people making a choice. The choice to respond the way the world would respond or the choice to respond the way Jesus commands us to respond. I’ve watched people choose not to pick up the stones scattered at their feet and instead I have watched them choose love and undeserved grace. This doesn’t mean we aren’t disappointed. This doesn’t mean we don’t deeply hurt. This doesn’t mean we don’t grieve. Believe me, we do. It doesn’t mean we condone. It doesn’t mean there are not consequences. We don’t and there are. But our job is to love God, love each other and keep moving forward. God takes care of everything else.
I’ve been thinking about a couple things lately. The first is something a friend of my mine posted on facebook the other day “God is still on the throne and He doesn’t have a panic button.”
I love that! Nothing catches God off guard. Nothing shocks Him . Nothing rattles Him.
The other thing that keeps coming to mind is a single verse to a song I recently posted. “By the cross your grace has found me just as I am.” God’s grace meets us in the middle of the storm. When I am weak, I don’t need to do anything or go anywhere accept to the foot of the cross. God does the rest.
Thank you Lord!