Here are three quick hitting things that I have read, am thinking about, and/or have impacted me this past week. Everyone have a great weekend!
#1 -So between the death of Christ and the Last Day it is only by a gracious anticipation of the last things that Christians are privileged to live in visible fellowship with other Christians. It is by the grace of God that a congregation is permitted to gather visibly in this world to share God’s Word and sacrament. Not all Christians receive this blessing. The imprisoned, the sick, the scattered lonely, the proclaimers of the Gospel in heathen lands stand alone. They know that visible fellowship is a blessing.They remember, as the Psalmist did, how they went ‘with the multitude . . . to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday’Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Life Together . Hymns Ancient and Modern. Kindle Edition.
#3 –Genesis 1: 6 Then God said, “Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.” 7And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens. 8God called the space “sky.” And evening passed and morning came, marking the second day.
Genesis 2:1 So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed. 2On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested. 3And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation.
We need margin in our lives between the chaotic pace and frenzied calendar of events for order to be restored or maintained and new birth to take place.