Monday, March 16, 2009

Crisis

Yesterday our Sunday morning worship service was one of the best I've ever been a part of. It was awful, it was uncomfortable -- but it was so wonderful. To put it shortly, the morning's topic was crisis. The sermon was moving, and the response time that followed was appropriate, following a week that was especially crisis-filled for many of our fellow journeyers -- and therefore our entire community. What followed was a moving prayer time that I don't think left anyone present doubting the presence and embrace of God that morning.

For a glimpse of Bret's sermon, click here. The podcast should be coming soon at christjourneylife.com.

Please pray for our families who are in the throws of health problems, divorce, pregnancy difficulties, in search of employment, and other challenges. I am so thankful that we are in the midst of a community that can praise God together even in the midst of our suffering!

1 comment:

BooBoo said...

Gotta admit that my "mama heart" skipped a beat in your title, "Crisis." Mama's don't like their babies to feel "crisis"...even when it doesn't affect them directly.

I was touched by your last paragraph...that in which you were praising God in the midst of the crises surrounding you...I am reading (yes, I am reading) C.S. Lewis' "A Grief Observed"...and I'm at the very last part, the part where he has wallowed through a lot of it (grief), and he comes up with "Praise is the mode of love that always has some element of joy in it." I know I'm not relaying my thoughts eloquently, but I do believe getting to the "praise point" is essential to getting through a crisis situation gracefully...and what better way to get to that point than to surround yourself with people who can see (or are striving earnestly to see)Him who is always worthy of praise. I am thankful for your community of searchers (aren't we all continually searching even in our belief?)and believers and will keep you all in my prayers. Love, MOM pfu,wpfy