Tuesday, February 28, 2006

something else...

i guess this has been born out of a desire to do something new. out of a need for something else.

there will indeed be questions. there will be ruminations about the scriptures. but moreover, a journey into the heart of the kingdom. to know what it means to live in the light in practical ways. ways that bleed over into the every day.

and about celebrating. if we indeed have received this forgiveness, and this king, and this spirit, and this power...we need to celebrate. because i do agree with tony campolo. at the heart of it all, the kingdom of god is a party. and i want this party to live in me at all times. and i want to bring this party to everyone at all times. because truly, everyone has been invited.

in light of this, let's start picking out our "wedding clothes" for the real party. the party to end all parties. the wedding banquet.

Mt 22:11-14 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. ‘Friend,’ he asked, ‘how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ The man was speechless. Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are invited, but few are chosen.”

Rev 19:7-9 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear. (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.)
Then the angel said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”

it's time to get dressed. let's get this rehearsal right before the real thing goes down. much love and strength and peace to all the brothers and sisters tonight.

no matter what has gone before us in the past, it's time for something else...