“The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as part of his body… let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be…” (Romans 12: 5-6 The Message)
It’s been a busy summer and a beautiful one! Our new “digs” for the Park Service have been a real gift and the weather has been, too. (Thank you, God!) Now as the summer begins to draw to a close, I begin to think of the new and upcoming church year. I begin to wonder what gifts God has in store for us? What is God calling us to become at MUM? I came upon this prayer the other day. Thought I’d share with you:
My church is composed of people like me.
We make it what it is.
I want it to be a church
that is a lamp to the path of others,
leading them to goodness, truth and beauty.
It will be, if I am.
It will be friendly, if I am.
Its pews will be filled, if I help to fill them.
It will do great work, if I work.
It will bring other people into its worship and fellowship,
if I bring them.
It will be a church of loyalty and love, of fearlessness and faith,
and a church of noble spirit –
If I, who make it what it is,
Am filled with these.
Therefore, with the help of God
I shall dedicate myself to the task
Of being all the things that
I want my church to be.
I thought it was a great prayer to focus our attention and soul as we look to the future. What could MUM become? Where is God calling you?
See you Sunday,