I am writing this on election day. It is a beautiful day—the sun is shining, the air is crisp. What a privilege it is for us get to vote! Having a say in our government is a treasure, and I am glad that so many of you are doing your part. Regardless of who wins what race or how any of us feel about the outcomes, I know one thing is true—God is still on the throne! He is ultimately in control and will work his purposes out. That is often a source of comfort for me. God chooses to let us play our parts in his story, but ultimately he will accomplish his purposes.
Have you ever wondered what God’s purposes are? We were just talking about that in the Women’s Bible Study today. Here is an answer from Dallas Willard: “The aim of God in history is the creation of an all-inclusive community of loving persons with God himself at the very center of this community as its prime Sustainer and most glorious Inhabitant.” See, e.g., Ephesians 2:19-22, 3:10. That means that God’s goal is to be in community with you and with me. And he calls us to share the love of those around us! God is recruiting us to help him create that community of loving people.
As we live out our faith, we are called to ACT out our faith. Sometimes that looks like voting, but every day it looks like caring for others, especially those likely to be overlooked by other people. God calls us out of our comfort zones, but into a place of joy and meaning. Let’s GO!
I hope you can join us on Sunday for the beginning of our last week of Immerse:Messiah. We’ll be talking about the end of God’s story and how we fit into it. Don’t forget the Craft Fair on Saturday in the gym from 9-2!
May you walk with Jesus this week and feel his pleasure in you—