We welcomed another guest onto our church grounds recently. The health department reached out to us on behalf of local law enforcement regarding a gentleman in a tough spot.
He arrived, and we had a quick easy introduction. I told him what hours the building is open, and offered the use of the kitchen and shower. He took us up on the shower; and his smile and words reflected his deep ...thanks for this little bit of sanctuary.
A commonly used Bible story this time of year has Jesus driving the animal sellers and money changers out of the Temple. Their practices were nothing less than price gouging in the name of God.
The Temple goers - people who often had little to begin with - were getting ripped off which has a chilling effect when it comes to encountering the Divine.
John talks about Jesus “cleansing the Temple” as part of his account of Jesus Christ. John begins his account with: “And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.”
Our guest asked to join us next Sunday as we all come together as followers of Jesus Christ. I wonder if He’s ever felt shortchanged by God’s people before?
I hope our little bit of sanctuary is a warm welcoming first step for him to know the fullness of God’s grace and truth in Jesus.
Join us Sundays at 10AM, there’s fullness for all.
Together We Serve,