|Lifting up Jesus at Pine Terrace Baptist Church |
Photo credit to David Mathieson — in Milton, FL.
The quote in bold is from the prophet Amos. It's found in today's "Moravian Daily Texts." Also today I spent time at the Cokato Food Shelf, connecting personally with those in need. And, on top of all those things, I'm thinking and praying about the theme that I've written about here earlier this week in a post called "The Advent Conspiracy."
God is speaking strongly today about what it is we are to be doing on this earth. It's not all about "spiritual" things. If so, we could just sing, pray, worship, and let the world go. But God is not just the creator of heaven, he's also the creator, and the sustainer, and the lover, of this world and all its people.
As I prepare for Sunday and a message on "The Advent Conspiracy," God is forcibly reminding me of His mission to bring the way we live every day into agreement with His Loving Purposes for the world. The scripture above from Amos, the one about justice and righteousness flowing on and on with strength and powerful love--that scripture comes immediately after an attack on just what it is we normally do a lot of during this Advent and Christmas Season...