The events of this weekend, with the protests and violent riots hitting pretty close to home, have led to a lot of introspection in our household about where God is in the midst of it all. We pray that the hope we have in Jesus is a stronger uniting power than any we know that may try to pull us apart.
As we celebrate Pentecost, the birthday of the Church, we pray that the Spirit of Jesus that first enlivened and mobilized the church to spread the Gospel would always be in our midst. May we continue to be the Church "to-go," even as our society cautiously begins to open its doors to those who are seeking good things, and may the Spirit continue to fill us with an abundance of Jesus' presence and peace.
Day 48! Acts 13 marks the beginning of Paul's missionary journeys, sent out by the Holy Spirit, and in Proverbs we learn to rightly value the place of parents and God's leading. Comer encourages us to recognize the symptoms of "hurry sickness" and take action to counteract them by paying attention to what God is doing around us.
Day 47! In Acts 12, God points expresses through Peter's release from prison that nothing can stand in the way of the Gospel, and in Proverbs, we are exhorted to find wisdom through self-awareness and true growth. Comer gives us a brief history of speed, and encourages us to notice the dangers of a sped-up, hurried world.
It's Memorial Day weekend, and while we celebrate the lives of those who were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of the American people, we also celebrate the One from whom comes all godly, sacrificial instincts. God was willing to give Himself for us on the cross to protect us from all harm and danger that could destroy us eternally. So as you celebrate Memorial Day, remember Jesus' love poured out for you, and be prepared to make the sacrifices He may ask of you as you seek to love those around you like He's first loved you.