This journey is not meant to be walked alone, but together—in covenant community
In examining Jonah's example we can learn how to better follow God's plan for our lives.
In many of my favorite memories with Grandpa and Grandma, our family was sitting around their table. She was a meat-and-potatoes-chocolate-cake-with-seven-minute-frosting kind of cook. Delicious.
Simeon seems to remind us to sit back in the spirit and lean into him. The invitation is to invest deeply in the ordinary with the expectation that God is fully capable of using the everyday lives of others to speak his truth into our lives.
Shortly after my daughter was born, I pulled out my phone, scrolled to Pandora, and the first song that came on was “Beautiful Things” by Gungor.
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out …
Through Christ, God would redeem the world and save us to himself. Through Christ, God would activate his church one person at a time. He would breathe in that other piece of the Trinity—the Spirit—and send us to make disciples as we go along the way.