The Force

If you do not raise your eyes you will think that you are the highest point.                                                       
                                                            ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish                                                                  by W.S. Merwin
     Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.
                                                           ~2 Timothy 3:16
     Our church is going through a spiritual awakening of sorts.  There is a new underlying hum of the Holy Spirit which reminds    me of the sound of a light saber (in the best possible way!)
           The Force – Star Wars (about 2 min in.)
     I always thought that the Force was a metaphor for the Holy Spirit.  It dwells in us, guides us, resonates with truth.  This lovely sound is getting more distinctive, drawing us together as a congregation, drawing new people in to our midst.  
     It is exciting to watch the Holy Spirit at work, and to be a part of that work.  All of you are a part of “The Force.”  When you invited Jesus into your lives, you also entered in to His, in which you move and live and have your being.  Lift up your eyes to see His face, and you will see the imprint of Heaven on all you survey.
     Our church has many prayer partners, some that are known and many that are not.  They are drawn to pray by the Holy Spirit, perhaps you have been praying for the church of God all over the world.  Thank you.  Let the Spirit of God rise up in you,
pray for each other, and for the church all over the world. Raise up your eyes.  God is right there, filling you, preparing you, equipping you for the highest point; and the journey that takes us there.
     Lord, help us to lift up our heads, like the gates of Heaven, to acknowledge Your Glory and do your work.
   Because of Him,

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