Thursday, November 09 2017
Isaiah 55:8-9, NIV
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Hurricanes. Fires. Earthquakes. Death.
When we experience grief, confusion, helplessness, and compared to everything, feel very small, let’s try to remember that God is greater, larger – higher.
When millions of people are humbled and in prayer for one church – that’s higher.
When families, churches, and communities grow closer and stronger after loss and tragedy – that’s higher.
When entire cities and nations rebuild after destruction – that’s higher.
At times, higher results can seem impossible or invisible.
It’s during circumstances like these, that hope allows us to press forward. Thankfully, as followers of Christ, we are called to move forward into community. In community, we can stand and walk together even in difficult times. We struggle and endure together. We grieve and heal together.
The power of community – that’s higher.
Praise Work: Think about the greatness of God and the power of community. Consider spending time in the book of Isaiah (book of comfort) or Psalms (book of emotion and praise). Find verses that speak to your heart and write them down. Try something greater and memorize those verses.
If you’re interested in hearing more about the power of community, Jay’s sermon series “The Last Arrow” encourages us to walk forward, together.
Have a blessed week, KL