You – we – do want to know God desires to work through us. But, that’s gonna requires something from US. We’ve got to listen for what God wants to do through us, we’ve got to listen for God’s hopeful voice, God’s hopeful vision.
Y’all, a church building that had been reduced to rubble just a few years prior to that service now stood as a beacon of hope for a community and a testament to what faith-in-action can do. Which gets me wondering: what can God accomplish when and if WE, First Christian Church, Grand Junction, put our faith into greater action?
While God’s followers will endure all kinds of crises, all kinds of calamities, God is also there with with them – with you – in the midst of a crisis. And God WILL provide a response, even if it’s no more than the response of God’s presence and comfort (which is actually quite a lot)…and will often be exactly what you need to get through. In whatever difficulties you encounter, I encourage you not to despair but to look for God’s response.
Y’all, a big, HUGE reason that we can experience the party called faith that is the Kingdom of God…a big, HUGE reason we can experience ANYTHING at all as a party after we experience pain and loss and suffering is exactly because there is hope in God.