Walking on Water
What does the walking on water mating dance of the Great Western Grebe have to do with
our lives in Christ? This rather ridiculous question may go unanswered,
but this whole walking on water thing needs to be discussed.
Walking on Water
I was sharing with a friend that studying the accounts of Jesus walking on the water always leaves me with the impression that I am just scratching the surface of deep, deep spiritual truth. Well, for the next few weeks we’re going to “scratch away” as we delve into the three separate gospel accounts of this unusual encounter.
One of the lessons of this story must surely involve steps of faith, or (to put it in other words) steps of faith.
To help us get started, please consider these thoughts of one of my favorite authors, Madeline L’Engle, as she invites us to engage even the most basic realities of life by taking risks:
The Risk of Birth
This is no time for a child to be born,
With the earth betrayed by war & hate
And a nova lighting the sky to warn
That time runs out & the sun burns late.
That was no time for a child to be born,
In a land in the crushing grip of Rome;
Honour & truth were trampled by scorn–
Yet here did the Saviour make his home.
When is the time for love to be born?
The inn is full on the planet earth,
And by greed & pride the sky is torn–
Yet Love still takes the risk of birth.
News & Announcements:
- Communion Sunday
The Lord’s Table is open to all who claim Christ as Savior. We share in His grace and mercy, poured out once and for all on the cross of Calvary. Prayer partners are available if you need to pray before partaking.
- NO PRAYER GATHERINGS UNTIL LATER IN AUGUST (But keep praying!)
- Advocate/Bromenn Prayer Partner for August … ABMC – Neuro Specialty Unit (NSU)
Located on the west end of 5 West, this is a 14-bed unit that includes all neurosurgery patients except those with cardiac conditions requiring them to be in the Critical Care Unit or those requiring the longer-term services of the Acute Rehab Unit.
- Golf Anyone?
Salem4Youth Golf Outing
Friday, August 24
Ask Kent Robson for details.
Bloomington-Normal FCA Golf Scramble
Monday, August 27, El Paso Golf Club
Ask Jon Berry or Tabitha Visk for details.
- “Let the little children come to Me…”
Some of you are gifted and called to helping our kids learn about Jesus. Answer the call. Love the kids. Talk to Kelly.