Each community bears a little bit of God’s heart in the world. Our community has been called to mourn with those who mourn, to miss those the world forgets, and to make sure there’s someplace in the world where the marginalized know how much they mean to God. It’s not a “try harder to change the world” calling exactly. But as we offer compassion and care, we still believe that God will show up to bring healing–of both broken lives and calloused hearts. From John 11.17-36 today comes a verse more famous for its brevity than its meaning, but it shows us a little bit of who we are meant to be in the world.
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Grateful for your message. I recently went through a very difficult trial in my life and was blessed with friends that not only prayed and journeyed with me, but I now realize some of them actually bared my sorrow with me and what a great blessing that was. I am thankful to God while on that difficult journey He he loved and comforted me, blessed me in many ways, and now with this message that convicts and moves my heart to be mindful of opportunities God brings before us to reach out to others in need. What a blessing your ministry must be in your community. God bless you all, your ministry to others, and those He has places in your care.
such a powerful thing to share.
your journey of incarnating the Truth is wonderful. I hear Jesus everytime i listen in.