here's a journal entry from my travels on Well Spring this summer...
I am thankful for this summer. God has been shaping and molding my heart and my spirit to see the world as God sees it. He sees the world through a gigantic lense of uncomprehensible love. I truly believe that God's love, TRUE. AUTENTIC. UNFAILING. UNCHANGING. LOVE can do anything.
I will never be able to understand how God can stand the HURT. ANGUISH. TORTURE. SLAVERY. HUNGER. STARVATION. DISEASE. HOPELESSNESS. that controls this life! Could it be that God sees the world through that lense of love and it is made with the glass of HOPE? and the promise of VICTORY. REDMEPTION. RESTORATION that is found in Jesus' coming to Earth again...
How long are we going to stay safe in our churches before we wake up and realize that there are people who Jesus loves that are LOST. BROKEN. WITHOUT HOPE.
do we remember what is was like to be LOST?
do we recongnize the crumbling world around us as an object of God's DESIRE and LOVE? Just as we claim ourselves to be?
Is that how you see the homeless? the drug user and the drunk? how abou the man or woman who abuses their kids and spouse?
GOD LOVES ALL OF THESE PEOPLE just as much as HE LOVES YOU.
do you see the world that way?