E-devotion, January 24, 2018

“After John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee announcing God’s good news, saying, ‘Now is the time! Here comes God’s kingdom! Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news!’” Mark 1:14 and 15

Where is, what is God’s kingdom? What was Jesus announcing, “Here comes God’s kingdom!” Other Jesus’ teachings give us lots of hints to these questions, and Jesus’ life, how he lived those three years of his life that Mark’s story is about. Today, I’m thinking of God’s kingdom being like the an alternative world, along side of but hidden from our everyday world, kind of like the land of Narnia, or the different world my daughter Temma with multiple and profound disabilities invites me into. It’s a world with different “rules”, where everyone is dependent on everyone else, where a strong and relational love is the total environment—judge, law, economy, and political power—all of it is built around love. It’s like a mustard seed that grows into a towering tree where different birds are able to find home; like a coin that a woman lost and goes searching for, sweeping her entire house to find it. It’s small, insignificant, doesn’t seem very powerful, but oh, when I find myself stepping into it, it is magnificent! Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news!

HAPPENINGS

RECYCLE RED
The school is collecting all red objects of different sizes and textures
for a massive art project in May.  Make sure items are clean with no sharp edges.

YOUTH LED WORSHIP
Youth and children will leas worship on Feb. 4.
Please join us to support our school families.

COFFEE HOSTS
Please watch for the next coffee host list in your email next week.
Fellowship can be equally as important as worship for many folks.

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