Sometimes, it’s good to be stretched. Getting to Unity Day JCP was quite a journey. Galatians 3:26-29 tells us that “in Christ, there is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for we are all one in Christ Jesus.” Love doesn’t make us all the same. It leads us to be together, to share, to celebrate the differences, and to bless one another. Jesus really does make all the difference in the world!
As I’ve stepped toward mission in my neighborhood, one of the things I prayed for was to be a part of a racially reconciled community on mission representing Jesus in Julington Creek Plantation. The way I expected that to happen didn’t happen. But the Lord has a way of doing things that are different – and far better – than mine. The prayer I prayed was fully answered. On Saturday, I was a member of a racially reconciled community on mission.
Lot’s of laughter, good food, snow cones, a wide variety of music, preaching the word, prayer. It wasn’t all comfortable, but we were able to work together with love and kindness for one another and for the community. It was good day! And maybe, just maybe, it was a glimpse of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Here are a few pics provided by my friend Rick Smith!