I have been both encouraged and uplifted with the excitement of this particular new year. We are talking about ministry. We are sharing about hopes and dreams. We are asking questions, I hope always in a positive light. We are present in worship as highlighted by very good worship attendance in January. We are meeting about our 2020 Vision through which we will collectively prioritize, plan, implement and evaluate new and existing ministries. Our Strategic Planning Team is getting ready for our next Koinonia [February 26th, 10am] and many other things that have been "on the plate" for awhile. We all seem excited about the God who told us He does new things and he brings "streams of water in the desert." Something's truly happening here!
The other line from the song is one about being observant, aware and participatory in the "what's happening." The song says ... "it's time we stop, children, what's that sound.
I hope we are all asking the question, "Who is this man?" because God wants to teach us the answer to that question. I hope we are all passionate about knowing that God is doing great things, even when we think things are the most dire. I hope we all realize Jesus' call (John 10) to be those sheep (followers) who are closely related to the Good Shepherd and who know His voice. We know that voice by seeking ... learning ... studying God's Word ... participating in activities (like your great attendance at worship!) and Bible Study opportunities ... being ready to become part of a church where the workers are not few because the Lord of the harvest (Jesus) has sent many workers into the fields. I hope you will give Jesus the opportunity to add your name to that list of workers and seekers!
I pray the "something" that is happening is Jesus! Randy