Monday, October 02, 2006
I love the church! Not the building, mind you, but the people. The people of God are amazing! The people of God are the living church of God, the building is just where we get together, and I am so blessed to be part of this church family. I have never seen a body of believers like this in my entire ministry!
We, as a church family, have just been through one of the most difficult times any church can navigate and very few of our people have fled. They are the church, and instead of fleeing they are coming in closer together! They are praying together, meeting to fellowship and care for each other, calling one another, and a hundred other things I don’t even know about.
I have seen and heard of dozens of little miracles among our family in these last few weeks. God is working. God is still sovereign. As Pete Briscoe said yesterday to our church family, “God is still the head of the church.”
This church family has come to us, as a staff, with tears, smiles and hugs. I cannot tell you how blessed we are! I can’t wait to see what God is going to do next.
The devil gave it his best shot, and as one of our elders said, “He doesn’t know that he has stirred up a hornet’s nest.”
Lord, thank you for this church family. Thank you for all that you have done through this difficult time. You are amazing! I can’t wait to see what you are going to do next!
(Ok, why the picture? I like it….no other reason.)