Monday, February 11, 2008

Wishing Well

they're waiting
between the cushions
in the bottom of drawers
about to slide through the grates
into the gutters
between the rocks
and hard places
floating aimlessly
in a puddle of complacency
or clinking in our pockets
close at hand
but we're planning
to take our hands
out of our pockets
to seek, search, hunt
for each and every
lost coin
so we can throw them
into the fountain of You
and the best news is
You're not just a wishing well
we're ready for the chase
eager for the party
a bunch of hard core coin collectors
who will never be content
just sitting still and
wishing well

"20 years ago the goal was to get the community into the church. We're ready for the next chapter. The new goal is to get the church into the community."
Mark Beeson, "One Church . . . Where You Are" sermon Feb. 9-10

"The Story of the Lost Coin"
"Or imagine a woman who has ten coins and loses one. Won't she light a lamp and scour the house, looking in every nook and cranny until she finds it? And when she finds it you can be sure she'll call her friends and neighbors: 'Celebrate with me! I found my lost coin!' Count on it—that's the kind of party God's angels throw every time one lost soul turns to God."
Jesus in Luke 15:8-10 (Msg)

"As with most of Jesus's parables, the story compels the hearers to put themselves in the picture and thereby discover the truth about Jesus--and about themselves. The parable is told to make a specific point: This is why there's a party going on . . . God's kingdom is happening right under your noses, and you can't see it." N.T. Wright, Simply Christian

1 comment:

Heather Stevens said...

no problem!! I just read the script, it sounds like fun...J's gonna do a great job! I'm excited:)