Throughout my own life and my ministry, I have noticed that we often look for God in the dramatic, in the mountain top experiences, and we miss God in the everyday, the normal, the routine. Over the next five Thursdays I want to spend some time on this blog looking the variety of ways that God comes to us, especially in the normal and mundane, and how God brings joy and new life to those who least expect it. We will be using the Acts of the Apostles as our guide over this time, beginning with the start of the Church – the day of Pentecost - in Acts. There are four main aspects of what it means to be Church, and these aspects will guide our time together – Meet, Care, Eat, and Share.
These four aspects are part of our daily life today. Everyday we have the opportunity to meet, care, eat, and share with others. They are everyday activities, yet they are also vehicles for how God goes to work in our lives and in the lives of those around us.
Starting next week, every Thursday I will be posting a passage from Acts for you to read, a reflection on the reading, some questions for you to think about, and a prayer for all of us to pray together. My hope is that through this time together God will open our eyes to the miraculous ways he is coming to us each and every day of our lives.
Gracious God, as we enter into this time of reflection and devotion, open our ears, our eyes, and our hearts to your gracious word. May we be strengthened by your grace and empowered by your Good News. We pray this in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen