Thursday, February 08, 2007
Hope for the Hurting
"Celebration is at the core of our kingdom, and hopefully that celebration will make its way into the darkest corners of the world-- the ghettos and refugee camps, and the palaces and prisons. May the whisper of hope reach the ears of hope-hungry people in the shadows of our world." Irresistible Revolution by Shaine Claiborne
Today was liberating
This quote above describes it well. I had an amazing time of worship this morning. i then had the chance to pray and sing as i walked home from work. During that time i felt God's assurance that he was working and ready to do some exciting in New Zealand things as i sang Shane & Shane's "Ask and i'll give the nations to you." I prayed for revolution and freedom in New Zealand in a way i hadn't prayed for New Zealand yet. As i walked down the sidewalk i found myself singing, beat boxing, and spontaneously dancing. Good times.
In the midst of all this hope, though, i saw hurting people. I watch people walk into the bar often just to find someone to talk to and to forget about their lives. I am excited to be able to talk to people like this. Also, ss i was walking down a main club street, i walked by a girl sobbing with two friends consoling her. She had obviously messed up or been hurt by someone that night. My heart went out to her. i am in this beautiful place of communion with God as i walk down the road and i am watching a hurting world that i want to help, pray, and look forward to loving with the love of Christ. But where do you start? I feel like this is very unknown so far, yet i feel like he is preparing me for some crazy things through work and my calling so far(see post tomorrow). Since we share the car, below was my spot where i just sat, read, and prayed for 2 hours while i waited for Dan to get off of work. I hope you can hear and feel the calming night setting. I am excited to see God work.