Now for Sami’s Ramblings about Jesus: The part of the e-letter where I share what’s on my heart from the Lord
I know that life can sometimes get crazy. Just when you think things are getting normal, something else pops up that upsets your equilibrium. Maybe it was an unexpected assignment, an unexpected personality clash, an unexpected relationship, an unexpected parking ticket (or towing expense). Maybe it wasn’t even a bad unexpected thing—it was just something you hadn’t planned on. And now everything is up in the air and you are scrambling to find a sense of calm again.
Well, here’s the good news: God expects the unexpected!
There is nothing you will encounter this year that will find God unprepared to deal with it. As the famous Veggie-Tales song goes: “God is bigger than the Boogie Man.”
Let me be honest. This faith I have is hard to explain in light of the tragedy unfolding before us during the past week and a half. Yet even in the midst of natural and human destruction there are powerful signs of hope. If God can move the hearts of people to open their homes to strangers for undetermined amounts of time, then God can move mightily on your behalf too. If God can move the heart of Castro to offer aid to his most hated enemy for decades, God can move mightily on your behalf too. If God can give people who have lost everything reasons to hope again, then God can move mightily on your behalf too.
This is the good news for you today, whoever you are, wherever you are: The moment we invite Jesus and His Holy Spirit into the heart of our experiences, He begins to make a difference.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR HOPE, COME AND JOIN US, OR SHOW US HOW TO JOIN YOU. WE KNOW THE SOURCE OF HOPE, AND WE WANT TO SHARE HIM WITH YOU.
You are so precious to God. Thank you for sharing this journey.