November 16, 2017
Tonight is the night you have been waiting for! Bowla Thursday. We have the largest group every ready to eat and hang out together this evening. It is such a great opportunity to have a more relaxed conversation with people you may only see at the Quest celebration on Sunday. I’m so glad you will be there. I consider it a Thanksgiving warm up. Kind of like a practice game or a scrimmage to get us in shape for next week’s big day. See you tonight at 6! If you haven’t signed up yet, please call Suzie for details at 415-519-4852.
I’m also looking forward to this weekend and talking about this big idea of Collateral Grace once again. How would you have to change if you were actually the hero in your own adventure story? This question has really helped me get some perspective on both the hard things and the beautiful things that have been a part of life over the last several months. This way of looking at life provides a place for some of the things that I just don’t understand. Last weekend we looked at some of the details of Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey paradigm. This weekend we are going to overlay the way that Isaiah talks about the God paradigm for joining Her in this great adventure.
‘As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
You will go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands.’ Isaiah 55:10-12
There is lifestyle rhythm hidden in these words that we need to unpack and lean into. I hope you can join us on Sunday to talk through it together. I hope to see you soon and until then, peace to you my friends.