Imagine we’re sitting here this morning in worship, and Jesus suddenly appears to us and says:
“I want you to build a new church for me.”
“Of course, Lord.”
But then we’d ask him what the church needs to look like, and he answers:
Before both of my sons were born, I decided I would begin a journal about the anticipation I felt before they arrived.
And once they did arrive, the tone of the journal changed to how happy they have made me, and what an amazing blessing their lives have been for mine. ...
John August Swanson painted the image that is on your bulletins this morning and on the screen.
I was directed to it while I was preparing for this sermon, and I immediately fell in love.
I spent some time meditating on it, and it is so full of imagery, that it’s almos...