Monday, May 18, 2015


"But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God. I trust in God's unfailing love forever and ever. I will praise you forever, O God, for what you have done. I will wait for your mercies in the presence of your people." (Psalm 52:8-9)

Where does the Psalmist say that he is thriving?  Where is he waiting for God's mercies?  He is in the house of God among God's people.  We were not created to live our lives in isolation.  Rather, God has given us families of Christ-followers (churches) where we can do life together.  We can share our hurts, habits, and hangups.  We can also share our hopes and dreams.  Like the Psalmist, we can thrive together in the house God.  We can wait on His mercies together. 

“Jesus' resurrection is the beginning of God's new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all, is what the Lord's Prayer is about.”   --N.T. Wright

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