I don't know about you, but mornings are my favourite; surrounded by darkness (now that it's fall), the lingering stillness inside my home, and a mug warming my hands. I love the peaceful way my day begins in these moments.
Taking in time with the Word, planning for the day ahead, the sun begins to rise. Lifting friends serving across the world before the Father, I'm reminded that my morning is their evening. While time and space separate us, they don't for the Lord, but within the great expanse He is at work, "for from the rising of the sun to its setting my name will be great among the nations, and in every place incense will be offered to my name, and a pure offering. For my name will be great among the nations, says the Lord of hosts" (Mal 1:11).
It's a wonderful hope we hang onto, that one day every knee will bow and every tongue proclaim the name of Jesus. Meanwhile, as the sun rises today, I ask for the grace to make his name great in my world, among my people, in whatever he has in store for me.
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On Oct 31 we also remember Reformation Day, when in 1517 Martin Luther wrote his ninety-five theses, to invite discussion about the gospel and church tradition. This article from Risenmotherhood reminds us why this is important for us today.
"Cancel culture, we call it. We cancel people broadly, in public ways, and we cancel people in our own hearts, in secret ways. We’d rather write people off and move on than dig deep and stay put."
"Here are five gospel principles to remember as we think about our teens using social media. (And don’t forget, more is caught than taught, so consider applying them to yourself first.)"
"Individually they were less than what I needed, but corporately they were the body bringing me to maturity."