A look back over a term of thinking on the fruits of the spirit.
Our faith is built on the character we know God to have. Our faith lays a hold on the faithfulness of God.
I ask, "Is anyone here wearing one green and one orange shoelace?" and a very tell and shy girl will raise her hand, and I will say, "Honey Bear? You are loved and chosen. As is, here and now and always. This is a come as you are system." The girl (who had just gotten arrested for drunk and disorderly) smiled, blushed, and dipped her head like a swan.
May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may boldly apply the truth of Christ and love as he loved.
A re-write of 2 Corinthians 4.
“In darkness God's truth shines most clear.”
Words I inadvertently composed in my head as I've been working today. I pray that the beauty of this grace, of this invitation to be one of God's people, is not lost on you today.
Here for the next time I need them.
A letter for Siân whilst she is still in Görlitz
Some thoughts on Matthew 16.