Sunday, December 03, 2006

Now is your time

Not to one
but to many you have called:
come on the dancing wind
come from the deepest forest
come from the highest places
come from the distant lands
come from the edge of darkness
come from the depth of fear
and become the bearer or God.
- Jan Richardson, Night Visions

On the first Sunday of Advent, Jubilee Faith Community, the newest ELCA congregation in Metro Chicago, called Pastor Michael Russell to be their pastor. But that was not all. Newly installed Pastor Russell installed the leadership team of Jubilee. The message of the day at Jubilee was a deep and spirit-filled one, "You don't have to wait any longer. Now is your time!" Even in this season of waiting, God is calling us from wherever we might be hiding out--calling us to come and become. In this season, may we become (again, for the first time) bearers of God.
Come, Lord Jesus, Come.

With you in this spirit-filled time,
Pastor Joy

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