Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Mother's Day 4/5: So what do we do?

Guest Blogger: Lynda Kong (Our Women's Ministry Director).
Mother’s Day Talk: "The Paradox of Our Christian Identity."

So what do we do?

For those of us who tend to be easily discouraged, easily angered, losing in our battles frequently:

God calls us to see the steady, streaming light that His Spirit sends us, and to walk in it. Even if we feel as though we cannot walk, but that we can only crawl or even less, we can only sit, so long as we are facing towards God, that is evidence of His Spirit at work within us.

And even in our weakness, God calls us to look outside of ourselves and join our family members in bringing more beauty and joy and justice to our city and workplaces. This would be “faith in the minor key.”

For those of us who tend to be too much on the strong and confident side those of us who have the right answers and who might judge others, those of us who are afraid to show weakness on any level:

God calls us to recognize that we too are fundamentally in need of His fresh mercies every day, and in need of our family members who have much to offer us and teach us.

We need to ask God to show us how to listen better, how to be more patient with someone who’s different from us, how to lovingly walk together with someone who needs the right kind of strength from us. This right kind of strength is “faith in the major key.”

This is 4/5. Final post coming.

Feel free to comment. Let Lynda (and me) know your thoughts...

Pic by acampm1.

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